SKN National Commission For UNESCO Advises about World Radio Day
World Radio Day in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the lead agency will be celebrated on the 13 February 2017, the anniversary of the day the United Nations established United Nations Radio in 1946. This day was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 at UNESCO‘s 36th General Conference.
World Radio Day is 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, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.
This year, the UNESCO theme for World Radio Day is “Radio is YOU”. According to UNESCO, this theme seeks to focus on reviewing how we communicate with each other and the ways in which radio can contribute to positive constructive dialogue and debate for change. UNESCO also sounds the call for greater participation of audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting. Public participation should include mechanisms such as audience engagement policies, public editors and ombudsmen, listener forums and complaints resolution procedures. Please see the UNESCO correspondence attached. UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to join us for World Radio Day 2017.
The St.Kitts-Nevis National Commission for UNESCO has called on Media practitioners to spread the word and celebrate World Radio Day by way of discussing the following topics:
- Radio helps to shape our lives.
- Radio informs and transforms us.
- Radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together
- Radio is you.