UNPA launches Angry Birds stamps

This March, on the International Day of Happiness, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Red, of Angry Birds fame, as the honorary ambassador for green.

The campaign aims to encourage youth action on climate change and “ensure a sustainable and happier future for all,” according to Ki-moon. To commemorate Earth Day and further promote this initiative, the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) recently issued a new personalized stamp sheet featuring Red. It also coincides with the signing of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement by world leaders – including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – at UN Headquarters.

The sheet, in the denomination of $1.15, is composed of 10 Angry Bird images. The tabs of the stamps feature the UN logo with text highlighting various ways to take climate change action, such as by recycling, taking public transportation and conserving water and energy. The campaign, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the UN Development Programme and UN Foundation, are asking the public to “make the Angry Birds happy” by taking action against climate change.

For more information, visit unstamps.org.

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