UNESCO: World Radio Day 2019 to Celebrate the Theme of Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace

13 February 1945 marks one of the most significant moments in the history of the United Nations. On that day, United Nations Radio began its very first broadcast.
Decades later, on 13 February 2011, the UNESCO General Conference adopted a resolution proclaiming World Radio Day and fixing its date.
Radio in all its forms has been our companion throughout history. In humanity’s darkest hours, when there was no electricity, internet or telephone, short-wave radio became the most secure way to relay information. Moreover, radio plays a major role in emergency situations, facilitating disaster relief.
Today, FM stations help with education, disseminate information and bring together people from all walks of life. One of radio’s crucial functions is fighting against calls for violence and the spread of conflicts, particularly in regions potentially more exposed to such influences.
World Radio Day 2019 will be dedicated to the theme of Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace.
Let’s celebrate this wonderful day together! Share radio-related posts, photos and video on social media using the hashtag #SUMWorldRadioDay!

Gusman Mikhail Solomonovich

First Deputy General Director of TASS, Chairman of the Russian Committee for the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication

Du Toit Jaco

Programme Specialist Section for Universal Access and Preservation Communication and Information Sector UNESCO

Borisov Alexey Nikolaevich

Vice President of the World Federation of the UN Associations, Head of the UNESCO Chair of MGIMO

Chukov Roman Sergeevich

Chair of the Board of the “Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives”