Celebrations around the world!

around the worldUNESCO has been overwhelmed and humbled by all of your amazing events. Here are just some of the events around the world!


Voice of Vietnam held a special broadcast with UNESCO. VOV President Nguyen The Ky said, “The World Radio Day‘s theme of “Radio is YOU" is the idea of a diverse, healthy and humane radio sector, emphasizing audiences` participation and interactivity. Audience is the main contributing factor to the strategies and policies of radio stations. Click here to read more.


The First celebration of the World Radio day in Mongolia. A seminar on "Radio Is You" for Radio Broadcasters was successfully organized in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Click here to read more.


The UNESCO Bangkok office celebrated World Radio Day with a competition - "To celebrate World Radio Day 2017, the UNESCO Bangkok Office is organising an Asia-Pacific social media competition, with the winner invited to write a guest blog to be published on our website and shared across the Internet." Find out more here.




UNESCO World Radio Day committee members, The European Broadcasting Union, have officially launched the new .radio top level domain name at an event in Shanghai on World Radio Day 2017. Alain Artero, .radio project manager and EBU Head of Radio Graham Dixon invited officials present at the event to symbolically "push the button" in from of journalists and photographers.

Click here to read more about this exciting development.


During a talk show, UNESCO Representative to Pakistan, Ms. Vibeke Jensen, and Director of United Nations Information rasioCentre, Mr. Vittorio Cammarota, stressed the importance for a greater participation of audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting.  Click here to read more.

On the occasion of World Radio Day, Radio Pakistan Lahore organized a forum titled “Radio-Performance, Challenges and Opportunities” at the Punjab University, in collaboration with the University’s institute of communication studies. With the motive to review the overall impact of radio on the society, discuss the challenges faced by radio in modern era of technological onslaught and to pour light on the topics like “Radio as profession." Click here for more information.



  1. The West Bengal Amateur Radio club celebrated in style. Click here to find out more.
  2. Nielit starts ‘knowledge beyond classroom’ through dataradio a one way broadcast technology. Click here to find out more! 
  3. The Radio Fair in Bhubaneswar was another fabulous success! Click here for more information.

United Kingdom, London


On Friday, Feb 10th 2017, SOAS Radio will be hosting World Radio Day London.

World Radio Day is an event for exploring today’s world of radio, bringing together community stations, local organisations, and international media groups to exhibit their work and create an exchange of ideas between industry professionals, radio enthusiasts, academics, and anyone curious. Click here to read more.

United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Syria, Iraq, China, Lebanon, France, and Russia

sputnik A huge radio marathon across 9 countries was held by Sputnik news agency. UNESCO's Léa Nacache took part in a live debate. Find out more here.