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Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

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Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.


Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)


What to study?

For prelims and mains: ABU- objectives, composition and significance, about the summit and its theme.


Why in News? 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness was held recently in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu Media Action Plan for Media Integration in Climate Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was adopted at summit.

Theme: “Media Solutions for Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities”.


About Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU):

It is a non-profit, non-governmental, non- political, professional association of broadcasting organisations, which assist development of broadcasting in region.

It was established in 1964, and has Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With over 272 member in 76 countries on four continents, ABU is biggest broadcasting union in the world.

ABU is also member of the World Broadcasters’ Union.

Sources: The Hindu.