The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has revived its personalized stamp program for 2023.
The UNPA has added a new stamp sheet format with 10 fixed stamp designs and denominations while the rest of the non-stamp area can be customized. This will give United Nations (UN) agencies and member states “the opportunity to celebrate anniversaries and achievements using the same” UN stamps, according to a statement issued by the UNPA, which issues stamps denominated in U.S. dollars for the New York office, in Swiss francs for the Geneva office and in euros for the Vienna office.
The new custom stamp sheet format and UN stamps marked the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the 60th anniversary of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), both marked with issues in April.
The same sheet format will be used in November to mark the UN Climate Change Conference.
WHO SHEET ISSUED APRIL 7
The WHO commemorative stamp will raise awareness of the organization’s mandate and achievements both nationally and internationally.
“In addition, the stamp will serve as a collectible item for philatelists and supporters of global health,” according to the UNPA. “The stamp is a visual lasting tribute to the WHO and its commitment to global health over the last 75 years as well as addressing the global health challenges ahead.”
Established on Dec. 11, 1963, by the UN General Assembly, UNITAR has become a dedicated training arm of the UN system to curate and execute training and capacity development activities to assist member states.
“Most importantly, it pays special attention and makes extra efforts in providing accessible training and educational resources for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and other groups and communities who are vulnerable, in conflict-driven situations or exposed to natural disasters. Today, UNITAR continues to work closely with the UN system and other international partners to deliver training and capacity building programs that support the implementation of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and promote global peace and security.”
For more information about these custom stamp sheets, visit unstamps.org.