UN’s World Television Day on 21st Nov

Q.  UN World Television Day is observed on which date?
- Published on 22 Nov 16

a. 23rd Nov
b. 22nd Nov
c. 21st Nov
d. None of the above

ANSWER: 21st Nov
UN’s World Television Day on 21st NovThe United Nation’s World Television Day is observed annually in many places across the world on Nov 21
  • The day recognises that television plays a major role in presenting different issues that impact people
  • On Dec 17, 1996, UNGA proclaimed Nov 21 as World Television Day to commemorate the day on which the first World Television Forum was earlier held that year
  • UN invited all member states to observe the day by encouraging global exchange of television programs, focusing among other things, on issues such as peace, security, economic and social development and cultural change enhancements
  • World Television Day is to renew the government, organisation and individual commitment to support the development of TV media in providing unbiased information about critical issues and events that impact society
  • Educational institutions use the day to promote discussion on how televisions promote cultural diversity and common understanding, the link between democracy and television and the role of TV in social, political and economic development.

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