The 20th of November was proclaimed as the Africa Industrialisation Day by the United Nations on the 22nd of December in 1989. The day was first celebrated on the 20th November in 1990. Before that, it was declared as the Africa industrialisation Day in 1989 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the organisation of Africa Unity. This is the day when the industrial heads, governments and other organisations across Africa countries came together and discussed the way to stimulate the industrialisation process in Africa. This is also the day when they bring the attention of the world towards the problem that Africa is facing in Industrialisation. The organisations around the globe come together on this day to solve the problems and the challenges that Africa is facing. They help the African countries to come together as one and aim to promote industrialisation in Africa.
How to observe it?
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation plays the vital role in hosting and coordinating events relating to the day. National and international industrial leaders give speeches and educate the public about the benefits of industrialisation in Africa. There are more than 30 countries in Africa that are the least developed and need industrialisation more than any other country in the world. Industrialisation can solve many social problems like poverty in these countries.