HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c468W
Mr. David Walder

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements Her Majesty's Government have made to observe United Nations Day on 24th October which has this year also been designated as World Development Information Day.

Mr. Amery

As in the past years, Her Majesty's Government are arranging for the United Nations flag to be flown in Parliament Square from 22nd to 26th October to mark United Nations Day.

World Development Information Day will be marked by the first showing, at the National Film Theatre, of a film on development made on behalf of the Overseas Development Administration and by the issue as a White Paper of a memorandum on the United Kingdom aid programme.

In addition, this year sees the 25th anniversary both of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Centers and the founding of the World Health Organisation. To mark these anniversaries Her Majesty's Government have published, in co-operation with the United Nations Association, a commemorative poster and a pamphlet.

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