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UNESCO celebrates World Radio Day

Published on February 16, 2019
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates February 13th as the World Radio Day every year.
UNESCO celebrates World Radio Day


  • World Radio Day 2019 was celebrated to highlight the importance of the radio in its search for a more peaceful and tolerant world.
  • The World Radio Day 2019 was celebrated with the theme- Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace.
  • The theme is selected to provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues like migration or violence against women which can help to raise awareness among listeners and inspire understanding for new perspectives in paving the way for positive action.

How the concept of World Radio Day came into existense?

  • Spain's Radio Academy in the year 2010, proposed the idea of World Radio Day.
  • In the following year, UNESCO declared February 13 as the World Radio day and the first World Radio Day was celebrated in 2012.
  • February 13 was chosen because the United Nations Radio, the United Nation's international broadcasting service was established on February 13, 1946.
  • Therefore, the World Radio Day commemorates the anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Radio.


Q. What is celebrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on February 13th every year?
a. World Radio Day
b. World Education Day
c. World Books Day
d. World Music Day
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