In conflict and times of crisis, radio becomes a lifeline for vulnerable populations. 8th UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
World Radio Day has been celebrated annually on February 13 since 2012 by the decision of the General Conference of UNESCO. In January 2013, the UN General Assembly officially approved the proclamation of the Day and during the 67th session adopted a resolution declaring February 13 as World Radio Day.
The date of the event was not chosen by chance - it was on February 13, 1946 that the UN Radio first went on the air, the station of which was located at the headquarters of the United Nations.