SHAFAQNA – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message on the World Radio Day, 13 February 2015, called for the need to hear voices of world’s 1.8 billion young women and men.
According to a press release issued by the UN Information Center to Tehran (UNIC), The UN chief made the call while emphasizing on the importance of radio to the world’s young generation.
The full text of his message reads:
“On World Radio Day, we celebrate a medium that captures the imagination and brings people together.
“Every year, United Nations Radio broadcasts over 1,200 documentaries, news items and editorials over the airwaves.
“This year’s observance of World Radio Day highlights the importance of radio to the world’s 1.8 billion young women and men.
“Radio matters for youth across the world.
“As the international community shapes new sustainable development goals and a new global agreement on climate change, we need to hear the voices of young women and men, loudly, strongly and urgently.”