Radio over the years has remained one of the consistent media globally that is used for the spread and dissemination of information from urban to rural societies. The United Nations chose to establish the World Radio Day in commemoration of the establishment of United Nations Radio on the 13th of February 1946.
World Radio Day is a special day that celebrates the unique ability of this media form in reaching a wide range of audience all over the world and in celebrating human diversity. Radio has been actively involved in creating a platform for democratic discourse; a means for open communication where people can freely express themselves and share their views and opinions.
Radio is not restricted to a particular fragment of the society as it one of the most affordable media that those in remote and rural parts can easily afford it; It also remains one of the mediums that speak the language of the people. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on this year 2020 celebration of the World Radio Day, call on radio stations to continue to put efforts into upholding diversity.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) on this World Radio Day challenges radio stations in alignment to the declaration of UNESCO to use their medium to preach peace to our world. We strongly uphold that for our societies to be entirely secure and peaceful, the right information should flow through radio airwaves and all newsrooms.