UN General Assembly endorses UNESCO's resolution proclaiming 13 February as United Nations Radio Day

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The General Assembly has endorsed the resolution adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO at its thirty-sixth session, proclaiming 13 February, the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946, as World Radio Day;

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.

UNESCO encourages all countries to celebrate World Radio Day by planning activities in partnership with regional, national and international broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public.

The General Assembly also welcomed the sustained efforts of United Nations Radio, which, it says, remains one of the most effective and far-reaching traditional media available to the Department of Public Information.

It describes UN Radio as an important instrument in United Nations activities, to enhance the timeliness, presentation and thematic focus of its multilingual programmes on United Nations activities.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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