Celebrated alongside United Nations Day (UN Day), World Development Information Day is observed annually on October 24. It is set aside as a time to raise awareness of development problems worldwide and highlight the need for global cooperation to end these problems. October 24 is also the the date on which the International Development Strategy for the Second Nations Development Decade was adopted in 1970.
Over the years, specific focus has been placed on disseminating information to different demographic groups, but especially to young people, pulling on a wide cross-section of society to contribute ideas and strategies that can help to end poverty and destruction, and enhance the quality of human life for all.
Jamaica’s Vision 2030
In Jamaica, there are different groups and bodies that address development issues affecting different segments of society. The largest of these is the Government, which must direct and account for the well-being of the nation. On a smaller scale, it has been understood that each persons shares in the responsibility to everything he/she can to contribute positively to a holistic society. Along these lines, the Vision 2030 document has been touted as Jamaica’s national development plan. over the medium term. The overarching goal of the Vision 2030 document is:
“To make Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business by 2030.”
For more information on development and Vision 2030 in Jamaica, see the links below: