During November 2013, the United Nations Postal Administration joined with the China National Philatelic Corporation to honour the 10th Anniversary of the Beijing Forum organised by Peking University. The Forum is held each year in order to promote the study of humanities and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region, with a view to facilitating international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions that can lead to the social development and the increased prosperity of the world’s citizens and civilizations. The United Nations has been a strong supporter of the Forum since it was first held in 2004.
On the occasion of this anniversary two envelopes, one for Vienna and one for New York, each at US$ 6.95, have been issued. In addition to the Chinese stamp, each cover has been affixed with the respective UN stamp in Euro and US$ as well as a special cancellation.
Customers who have a subscription for New York and Vienna Special products (Art. 24) will automatically receive the respective cover.