14 March 2014

Angola: World Marks Consumer's Rights Day

World Consumer's Rights Day is annually celebrated in response to concerns of President of the United States of America, John Kennedy, on 15 March 1962, addressed to the US Congress for first time defending the Consumer Rights.

This idea caused Great impact not only in the US but worldwide, so the world began protecting the rights to security or protection against commercialization of food stuff dangerous to health and life.

The right to information, where the general aspects of propaganda and the need of information on products and its utilization, started being considered.

In recognition to the message in benefit to the consumers, the International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU) has adopted in 1979, 15th March as International Day of Consumers and introduced in 1985 by the UN General Assembly.

In recognition to the date, the Angolan Government created, on 25 July of 1997, the National Institute of Consumer Protection (Inadec), aimed to execute government policies on issues of consumers.

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