The United Nations radio was established on the 13th day of February, 1946. This date was proposed through a resolution by UNESCO and it was formally endorsed at the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The objectives of the World Radio Day was to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage
decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters.
So, February 13 of every year is declared by the United Nations as the World Radio Day. 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.