13 February is the day declared by UNESCO and endorsed by the United
Nations General Assembly 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 organisations, the media and the public.
The International Committee for the World Radio Day is constituted by
agreement among the most representative broadcasting organisations.
Its purpose is to internationally promote the celebration of World Radio
Day, of which the first edition will be held 13 February 2013 and
celebrated through a number of different activities.
This Committee invites all public, private, online and community Radio
organisations as well as Radio professionals and listeners worldwide to
participate in a global campaign and join voices to tell the world why
Radio still is the greatest medium!