World Radio Day is an observance day held annually on 13 February. World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. It was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO's 36th General Conference after originally proposed by the Kingdom of Spain.
World Radio Day 2018
World Radio Day 2018 will be held on 13 February 2018 around the theme of "Radio and Sports". As we look forward to a year of momentous sporting events that have the ability to unite the hearts and minds of people everywhere. World Radio Day 2018 will celebrate the traditional sports that connect us to our cultural heritage, the grassroots sports that anchor us within our communities, and the inspiring stories that challenge gender stereotypes and provide positive role models for young people around the world. The theme for 2018 is all about the alliance of sport and radio as a force for civic participation and development as well as for celebrating humanity in its diversity. World Radio day 2018 will celebrate radio's critical function in shaping this alliance, by providing a platform for radio stations, and listeners alike, to construct their programs and conversations around Radio and Sports.
The sub-themes are:
• Radio and Sports build and unite communities
• Radio and Sports inspire participation and inclusion
• Radio fosters goodwill and inspires humanity
• How radio impacts on our lives