World Radio Day

World radio day, 13 february 2012

Joint Message of the Director-General of UNESCO and Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union on the occasion of World Radio Day established by the UNESCO General Conference, 13 February 2012

Writing a century ago, the American poet, Josephine Preston Peabody described the ability of radio to “fly a thought across a stretch of sky” as a “marvel of the universe.”

The world has changed since then. New technologies have emerged and communication has deepened. And yet, as we move into the 21st century, the power of radio remains as remarkable as ever. Established by the UNESCO General Conference, this first World Radio Day is an opportunity to recognize the transformational power of radio and make the most of it for the benefit of all. February 13 marks also the day when the United Nations Radio was launched in 1946.

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