#WorldRadioDay message from UN Secretary General

Monday 11 February, 2019


On the occasion of the eighth World Radio Day on February 13 - an annual celebration of radio as a medium hosted by UNESCO – UN Secretary General António Guterres shared this message.

‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace’: Theme for World Radio Day 2019

Wednesday 06 February, 2019


The theme for this World Radio Day (WRD), to be observed this Wednesday February 13, is ‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace’.

World Radio Day message from Director-General of UNESCO

Monday 12 February, 2018


Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO advocates making radio more independent and pluralistic in her message for 7th World Radio Day, to be observed on February 13.

Open doors at Uzbekistan radio station for World Radio Day

Monday 13 February, 2017


UNESCO, jointly with the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan organised an ‘Open Doors’ event for professionals and students from the journalism faculties on Thursday, to mark the sixth World Radio Day (WRD).

UNESCO #WorldRadioDay celebrated internationally

Saturday 13 February, 2016

World Radio Day, is being celebrated all around the world today, Saturday February 13th.

‘Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster’: This year’s World Radio Day theme

Friday 29 January, 2016


This year, the UNESCO theme for World Radio Day (WRD) on February 13 is ‘Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster’.

UNESCO Director-General wants Philippines journalist’s killing investigated

Friday 27 February, 2015

UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, has denounced the killing of Philippines radio journalist Maurito Lim and called on the authorities to investigate the case.

71-year old Lim was shot by a gunman in front of the station’s office earlier this month in Tagbilaran.

He hosted a weekly noontime show on dyRD radio was said to be critical of local officials linked to narcotics.

World Radio Day: give women 'a stronger voice'

Friday 14 February, 2014

Radio programmers were reminded to give women a stronger voice as the industry marked World Radio Day on Thursday.

The annual event which began in 2011 aims to celebrate radio as a medium.

This year, World Radio Day also had a second theme: to promote the role of women on air and to enhance the role of women within broadcast organisations.

World Radio Day to focus on rights of women

Thursday 09 January, 2014

Gender equality and women's empowerment will be the theme for UNESCO's World Radio Day, which returns on February 13.

As well as promoting radio as a vital medium, the occasion will be used to call on stations to develop strong gender-related policies which eliminate stereotypes and promote the multidimensional portrayal of women.

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