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World Radio Day: Sharing an ocean of information to preserve our blue planet

Date: 13 February 2021

To celebrate this 10th edition of World Radio Day on February 13, 2021, the United Nations chose the theme “New World, New Radio – Evolution, Innovation, Connection” to highlight the powerful capacity of radio to connect people and engage global dialogues. 

Despite the rapid digitalisation of media platforms, radio remains an invaluable tool for the transmission of knowledge with a unique capacity to link geographical regions and generations, including remote and vulnerable communities. Over the years, it has been the information medium with the greatest penetration and has proven its ability to adapt after a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns, providing the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face.

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission is pleased to announce that six podcasts have been released to explore and learn about the marine world. These podcasts are an opportunity to offer to listeners a radio committed to supporting evolution, innovation and connection, by presenting the current impacts of climate change as well as solutions to tackle this issue.   

World Ocean Observatory, a leading organization advocating for the ocean through a worldwide network of communication, is also involved in the promotion of weekly  audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects related to ocean science. 

Want to know more about the ocean? Turn your volume up and listen to these inspiring interviews!

  • Listen to “Many voices, One world”, UNESCO:

  • Listen to “Beyond the Blue”, Institute of Marine Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago:

  • Listen to World Ocean Radio