0150 GMT January 19, 2020
Radio reaches the widest audience in the world, said Guteres, according to a press release sent to IRNA on Tuesday by the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran.
“In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire,” said the UN secretary-general in his message.
It can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized, he added.
This year, with the Winter Olympics now underway, we also recognize the many ways in which sports broadcasting brings people together around excitement and achievement, said Guterrres.
“On World Radio Day, let us celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their full potential,” concluded UN secretary-general.