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United Nations Day 2018: World Development Information Day!

(October 24, 2018 Wednesday)

Double significance!

United Nations Day is also World Development Information Day!

“In 1972, the General Assembly instituted World Development Information Day to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide in principle with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

The Assembly felt that improving the dissemination of information and the mobilization of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problems of development, thus, promoting efforts in the sphere of international cooperation for development.”

Source:

http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/world-development-information-day

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Personal Note:

As a media practitioner for more than 25 years – and hopefully more years to come – we have been helping in this regard:

“...draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems...”

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17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) a.k.a. Global Goals:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Source:

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/envision2030.html

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Personal Note:

Here’s checking on how I can take further action for the Global Goals – closer to home – at ground level...

These “17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world” do figure prominently in my personal goals – and reaching-out goals...

I served with the United Nations in Afghanistan and Iraq from mid-2009 until recently (and hopefully to resume before final retirement age of 65, inshallah) – my take on international community service – and international public service – and international journalism, as well – in my role as public information officer...

Before and in between my UN sojourn – in my daily life – inside and outside of the UN – I regularly do personal community service...

But the Bible says that the right hand should not know what the left hand does – and so we just keep it in our hearts – our helping out and alleviating pains and sorrows...

Sometimes, though, we just have to share – to inform and urge Good Samaritans out there who are inclined to support causes – especially “impossible cases and desperate causes”...


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