UNESCO Current Affairs - 2019
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) every year celebrate February 13 as the World Radio Day. World Radio Day 2019 is celebrated to highlight the importance of the radio in its search for a more peaceful and tolerant world.
The World Radio Day 2019 is celebrated with the theme Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace. The theme is selected to provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues like migration or violence against women which can help to raise awareness among listeners and inspire understanding for new perspectives in paving the way for positive action.
Genesis of the World Radio Day
Spain’s Radio Academy in the year 2010 proposed the idea of World Radio Day. In the following year, UNESCO declared February 13 as the World Radio day and the first World Radio Day was celebrated in 2012.
February 13 was chosen because the United Nations Radio, the United Nation’s international broadcasting service was established on February 13, 1946. The World Radio Day commemorates the anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Radio.
The second edition of the Asia LPG Summit was inaugurated by Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas at New Delhi. The two-day summit with the theme ‘LPG – Energy for Life’ will deliberate over series of subjects including how India’s successful Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana can become a viable model for other countries to replicate particularly those striving to provide clean cooking fuel to its people.
The summit has been organized jointly by the major Indian oil marketing companies (OMCs) Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum together with the World LPG Association (WLPGA).
World LPG Association
World LPG Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice of the global LPG industry representing the full LPG value chain. WLPGA was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.
Mission of WLPGA
- Demonstrate the benefits of LPG and inform, educate and influence all stakeholders.
- Support the development of LPG markets.
- Promote compliance with standards, good business and good safety practices.
- Identify innovation and facilitate knowledge transfer.
The WLPGA brings together over 250 private and public companies operating in more than 125 countries involved in one, several or all activities of the industry. The Association aims to add value to the sector by driving premium demand for LPG, while also promoting compliance with good business and safety practices.
WLPGA has developed long-standing partnerships with other international bodies such as various departments of the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Development Banks and a number of well-respected international NGOs such as the Partnership on Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) and E+Co.
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