UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a video message on World Radio Day said the radio reaches the widest audience in the world.
“In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire,” he said.
Guterres maintained that it can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized, according to the video message provided from the UNIC in Dhaka.
The Secretary-General said, “This year, with the Winter Olympics now under way, we also recognize the many ways in which sports broadcasting brings people together around excitement and achievement.”
On World Radio Day, he called on all to celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their full potential.The World Radio Day is celebrated across the world on 13 February every year. The occasion is about celebrating radio, why the people love it and why they need it today more than ever.