The first Unesco´s letter.
The resolution of the 36 General Unesco Conference
The letter of the Spanish Embassy in UNESCO.
THE ORIGINS OF WORLD RADIO DAY
Throughout history there have been many technical and content contributions that have allowed the development of Radio to benefit society. What better way to recognize this medium of communication, than declaring a day that unites World Radio Broadcasting. Thus in 2008, The Spanish Radio Academy, became aware of the need to acknowledge Radio through the international celebrations of The United Nations, requested UNESCO to establish World Radio Day.
This spanish initiative had the unanimous support of the international radio industry and many important institutions from different countries. So, after a long debate held on September 29, 2011 within the UNESCO Executive Board, the date was finally set for February 13 th, which corresponds to the birth of the UN radio in 1946.
Now, all professionals broadcasters and radio listeners around the world have our great day of global celebration. Congratulations !.
President of the Spanish Radio Academy
The Spanish Radio Academy delegation in the UNESCO´s headquarters. París, 9/28/2011.
The spanish ambassador at UNESCO, Ion de la Riva, with the Academy delegation.
The president of the Academy with the Assistant Director General of Communication of UNESCO, Janis Karklins.
Jorge Alvarez was present in the 187 Excutive Board meeting of UNESCO. (9/29/2011)