UNESCO World Radio Day 13th February 2018

UNESCO are promoting this years World Radio Day on 13th February 2018.

The theme for the 2018 edition of World Radio Day is “Radio and Sports”. 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 within our communities, and the inspiring stories that challenge gender stereotypes and covers, equally, both men’s and women’s sports events.



When World Radio Day was first established by UNESCO in 2011, UNESCO’s Executive Board noted that:

“Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low-cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level…”