THE NATIONAL PEACE COUNCIL JOINS UNESCO, MFWA, GJA AND UNIMAC GIJ TO MARK WORLD RADIO DAY.
The National peace council on Monday 13th February 2023 joined stakeholders in the media fraternity particularly the radio space to mark World Radio Day.
The United Nations General Assembly designated World Radio Day as an International Day in 2012 after it was declared by UNESCO member states in 2011. This day, which is observed, aims to increase public awareness of the value of radio and to encourage policymakers to use the medium to increase access to information and strengthen global cooperation among broadcasters.
The Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, Mr. George Amoh highlighted on the need for peace to promote peaceful co-existence and aid in nation building. He stated that the country could be built on an atmosphere of peace, he added the need to develop respect for each other in forging a peaceful society. He added that there’s a need to maintain peace as we have nowhere to go in the event of any misfortune as most of our neighboring countries are experiencing.
The 2023 WORLD RADIO DAY was marked with a panel discussion under the theme “Forging Peace, Civility and Addressing Incitement to Violence: The Role of Radio. and had in attendance a large section of students from the University of Media, Arts and Communication at their Dzorwulu campus as well as key resource persons in the field of radio, media, peace and the University’s faculty of Journalism and Media Studies.