World Development Information Day

World Development Information Day

October 24
In 1972 the United Nations established World Development Information Day on October 24. The purpose of this observance is to raise awareness about world economic development and the programs devised by the U.N. to promote development. The date was chosen to coincide with United Nations Day and the adoption of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.
CONTACTS:
United Nations, Department of Public Information
Rm. S-1070L
New York, NY 10017
212-963-6842; fax: 212-963-6914
www.un.org
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This past Wednesday marked World Development Information Day. Information technology today is what makes the world go around.
World Development Information Day activities attracted the media, including electronic media journalists.
World Development Information Day, established in 1972 to draw attention to world development problems and the urgency to strengthen international cooperation.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, October 26, 2014 --(PR.com)-- In light of the 2014 World Development Information Day from the United Nations on October 24, Omlis, provider of global mobile payment solutions, has gathered research on Mobile Payments and Financial Inclusion, detailing the potential for financial inclusion supported by dissemination of digital payment technologies.
The United Nations' (UN) World Development Information Day is annually held on October 24 to draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
World Development Information Day activities attract the media, including television journalists.
One of the specific aims of World Development Information Day was to inform and motivate young people and this change may help to further this aim.
ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The United Nations (UN) World Development Information Day will be observed on Monday (October 24) over the world including Pakistan to draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

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