World Radio Day 2018


The World Radio Day is celebrated annually on 13 February. The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Assembly in 2011. The theme for its 2018 edition is Radio and Sports to promote the inseparable relationship between sports and gender, as well as how improved gender equality in sports broadcasting can lead to greater freedom of expression for all. 

UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to join us for World Radio Day 2018, a chance to strengthen diversity, peace and development through sports broadcasting.

As we look forward to a year of momentous sporting events, events that have the ability to unite the hearts and minds of people everywhere, we call on all radio stations around the world to showcase the beauty of sports in all of its diversity.

Let's celebrate the traditional sports that connect us to our cultural heritage, the grassroots sports that anchor us within our communities, and the inspiring stories that challenge gender stereotypes and covers, equally, both men’s and woman’s sports events.

The World Radio Day webpage, brimming with ideas, activities and practical solutions, for you to do on or around World Radio Day.


World Radio Day 2017

The theme for its 2017 edition is “Radio is You!”, a call for greater participation of audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting. More than simple on-air interaction, public participation should include mechanisms such as audience engagement policies, public editors and ombudspeople, listener forums and complaints resolution procedures.All radio stations, regulatory bodies and related organisations invited to plan special events or broadcasts to celebrate how radio shapes our lives.



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