UN to promote awareness campaign on World Radio Day
NEW YORK: United Nations announced to promote awareness campaigns of the usage of radio which commonly provides a medium on a global level regarding political, economic and democratic discussions.
UN had decided to observe the World Radio Day at the 36th meeting of UNESCO. In the conference, it was made a consensus to observe a world Radio day on February 13. For World Radio Day 2020, UNESCO has called on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a message on World Day said that radio is a powerful medium that brings people together.
“Radio brings people together. In an era of rapid media evolution, radio retains a special place in every community as an accessible source of vital news and information. But radio is also a source of innovation that pioneered interaction with audiences and user-generated content decades before they became mainstream,” he said.
On Thursday’s #WorldRadioDay, @UNESCO celebrates the ways in which radio promotes diversity, and allows voices to be represented and heard.
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— United Nations (@UN) February 12, 2020
The UN chief said that radio offers a wonderful display of diversity in its formats, in its languages, and among radio professionals themselves.
“This sends an important message to the world. As we strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and tackle the climate crisis, radio has a key role to play as a source of information and inspiration alike,” he added.
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