Thursday, September 29, 2011

World Radio Day

UNESCO's Executive Board approved item 13 of its  provisional agenda "Proclamation of a World Radio Day" to be celebrated  each 13 February.  It's an interesting initiative, although it probably would have been  more valuable twenty years ago.  The Executive's decision:      _Recommends_ to the [UNESCO] General Conference that it proclaim a     World Radio Day and that this Day be celebrated on 13 February, the     day the United Nations established the concept of United Nations Radio;      _Invites_ all Member States, organizations of the United Nations     system and other international and regional organizations,     professional associations and broadcasting unions, as well as civil     society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals,     to duly celebrate the World Radio Day, in the way that each     considers most adequate;      _Requests _the Director-General, subject to the final resolution of     the General Conference, to bring this resolution to the attention of     the Secretary-General of the United Nations so that World Radio Day     may be endorsed by the General Assembly.  The decision is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese  and Arabic as 187 EX/13 at the bottom of the page  --  | Jaisakthivel Via Bruce Girard, Montevideo, Uruguay |