World Development Information Day 2020: Date, History & Goals

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World Development Information Day is celebrated on October 24 to create the importance of the dissemination of information among the masses. In 1972, the UN General Assembly established the World Development Information Day to draw people’s attention towards development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve these. The day coincides with the United Nations Day which also falls on 24 October.

World Development Information Day: History

On 17 May 1972, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development proposed various measures for information dissemination of public opinion relative to trade and development problems. On 19 December 1972, the UN General Assembly passed the resolution 3038 (XXVII) and declared October 24 as the World Development Information Day. World Development Information Day was first observed on 24 October 1973.


17 Sustainable Development Goals

World Development Information Day has been promoted by various organizations under the United Nations, the official page of the UN has informed people about 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals recognize and address the global challenges targeted to be achieved by 2030.

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Peace, justice, and strong institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals

World Development Information Day Quotes

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” – Albert Einstein, Famous Scientist

“The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries, who with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situations in their countries.” – Muhammad Yunus

“One of the great things about an open system like Android is it addresses all ends of the spectrum. Getting great low-cost computing devices at scale to the developing world is especially meaningful to me.” – Sundar Pichai

World Development Information Day Dates

Year Date Day
2020 24 Oct Sat
2021 24 Oct Sun
2022 24 Oct Mon
2023 24 Oct Tue


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