World Radio Day (in French, Le jour mondial de la radio) is an international day celebrated on 13 February each year. The Day was decided by UNESCO on 3 November 2011 during its 36th conference. UNESCO World Radio Day is a global celebration of radio and how it shapes our lives. Radio informs, transforms and unites us. It brings together people and communities from all backgrounds to foster positive dialogue for change. More specifically, radio is the perfect medium to counter the conflict through building mutual understanding, and exposure to other points of view.World Radio Day 2019 celebrated the theme of “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.Radio stations were encouraged to create broadcasts providing a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues, such as migration or violence against women, helping to raise awareness among listeners and inspire understanding for new perspectives in paving the way for positive action.Radio programming builds tolerance and overcome differences separating communities by uniting them for common goals and causes, like ensuring children’s education or addressing local health concerns.

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