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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

World Radio Day 2015, February 13

Theme 2015 : " Youth and Radio "

 

 World Radio Day marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by UN Radio in 1946, when it transmitted its first call sign: "This is the United Nations calling the peoples of the world."

 

World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Join the celebration!

 

 



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THE SECRETARY- GENERAL
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MESSAGE ON WORLD RADIO DAY
13 February 2015

On World Radio Day, we celebrate a medium that captures the imagination and brings people together. 

This year United Nations Radio, along with the United Nations, celebrates its 70th anniversary. Every year, United Nations Radio broadcasts over 1,200 documentaries, news items and editorials over the airwaves.

This year’s observance of World Radio Day highlights the importance of radio to the world’s 1.8 billion young women and men. 

Radio matters for youth across the world.

As the international community shapes new sustainable development goals and a new global agreement on climate change, we need to hear the voices young women and men, loudly, strongly and urgently.


 

Live global broadcast, exhibitions, demos, hackathon, debates, features highlight theme: Youth and Innovation in Radio.
World Radio Day will be marked at ITU in Geneva on 13 February. The event will be broadcast live around the world from 17:00 to 20:00 in the Popov Room in ITU’s Tower Building.
Tentative Programme of World Radio Day in Geneva: 13 February 2015

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