03/04/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/04/2021 03:04
Each year on February 13, UNESCO celebrate the World Radio Day. Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, the World Radio Day (WRD) celebrates radio as a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse.
At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society's experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.
On the occasion of World Radio Day 2021 (WRD 2021), UNESCO calls on radio stations to celebrate this event's 10th anniversary and the more than 110 years of radio.
This edition of WRD is placed under the theme 'New World - New Radio: Evolution, Innovation, Connection':
UNESCO GCC and Yemen office proposed to its partner's in Kuwait, Qatar and Yemen two activities to celebrate this year edition: