Nov. 22, 2020

World Television Day was observed on November 21, 2020.


  • In December 1996 the United Nations proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.

  • The United Nations adopted a resolution in recognition of the increasing impact of the audio visual media on the decision-making and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues.

  • Television was thus acknowledged as a major tool in informing, channelling and influencing public opinion and represents communication and globalization in the contemporary world.