World Radio Day

Celebrating the First World Radio Day


Last November, the 36th General Conference of UNESCO proclaimed 13 February as World Radio Day, to commemorate the fundamental contribution of radio to promote and ensure the free flow of ideas and freedom of expression that underpin the open and democratic societies.



The UNESCO Centre of Catalonia - Unescocat, created in 1984 to bring UNESCO to Catalonia and Catalan language and culture to UNESCO, aims to celebrate the first World Radio Day with the complicity of all media, especially radio, emphasizing the value of radio as a tool for building social cohesion and promote participatory democracy.



Unescocat invites the media to include the commemoration in their programs scheduled on February 13, and broadcast messages prepared for the occasion:




  • The sound recording of a dialogue between the famous Catalan journalist Joaquim Maria Puyal and the former Director General of UNESCO and Chairman of the Culture of Peace Foundation, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, on the importance of radio and the values it transmits. To broadcast on February 13, this tool can serve as a starting point for radio discussions. Available at:


So far, Unescocat received the support of the Federation of Local Radios in Catalonia, Catalonia Radio, COMRàdio, SICOMTV and ACN and we hope that many other media will join the commemoration of the World Radio Day.


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