Since 1972, the United Nations has observed World Development Information Day every year on October 24th (which coincides with United Nations Day). The goal of this day is to concentrate global public opinion on international development problems and the need for strengthening cooperation between nations in order to solve them. This year Mashav (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation that is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) conducted a World Development Information Day Conference – constituting the first time that Israel has held such an event.
The conference took place last week on Wednesday, October 27th in Jerusalem, and was attended by politicians, businessmen, academics, civilians, and the media.
Within the framework of the conference, 6 panels took place on the subject of sustainable development and assistance. The first panel, which was initiated by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, addressed the challenges that the state of Israel faces with regards to 21st century development.
The second panel focused on sustainable development and trends in the field of international development. Professor Alon Tal of Ben Gurion University participated in the panel, alongside other academics and NGO workers.
Other panels addressed a historic survey of sustainable development “pioneers and dreamers” over the past fifty years, the development policy in Israel and its international contribution, and the creation of abilities, partnerships, and activity in the field.
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