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.
— United Nations (@UN) February 12, 2020