Radio, Sports Can Unite Communities, Help People Achieve Full Potential, Secretary-General Says in Video Message for International Observance

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13 February 2018

Radio, Sports Can Unite Communities, Help People Achieve Full Potential, Secretary-General Says in Video Message for International Observance

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for World Radio Day, under the theme “Radio and Sports”, observed today:

Radio reaches the widest audience in the world.

In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire.  It can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized.

This year, with the Winter Olympics now under way, we also recognize the many ways in which sports broadcasting brings people together around excitement and achievement.

On World Radio Day, let us celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their full potential.

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