UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has issued the following statement on World Radio Day:
In times of crisis and emergency, radio can be a lifeline.
For people in shattered societies, or caught in catastrophe, or desperately seeking news, radio brings lifesaving information.
Radio can help in emergency response operations – and it can assist with rebuilding.
Through community radio, local people can raise their voices and be heard.
This year, as we start carrying out the Sustainable Development Goals, let us resolve to use radio for human progress.
In the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit this May, let us find ways for radio to do even more to help people in emergencies.
On this World Radio Day, let us resolve to prove that radio saves lives.