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Updated On: Sunday, 17 February 2019

Secretary-General Stresses Broad Reach, Community-Building Power of Radio, in Message for International Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Radio Day, observed on 13 February:

Radio is a powerful tool.  Even in today’s world of digital communications, radio reaches more people than any other media platform.

It conveys vital information and raises awareness on important issues.  And it is a personal, interactive platform where people can air their views, concerns, and grievances.  Radio can create a community.

For the United Nations, especially our peacekeeping operations, radio is a vital way of informing, reuniting and empowering people affected by war.  On this World Radio Day, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace.

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