What Are You Doing For Peace?
On 17 September 2015 a global outreach campaign was launched to showcase United
Nations field careers and celebrate the United Nations’s workforce as the Organization’s
greatest asset. The aerial photograph event took place during a gloriously sunny day
and involved over 1,000 staff from multiple departments and offices at Headquarters,
who joined together dressed in white to form each letter of the “What R U doing
4 peace? / Que faites-vous pour la paix?” campaign slogan in English and French, around the
Secretariat Circle in New York.
Event participants stood united in the symbolic colour of peace, while two iconic pictures were
created. The images were intended to evoke the raison d’être of the UN, as work towards the
cause of peace is at the heart of what the Organization does every day. These extraordinary
photographs, in both working languages of the United Nations, were made possible by a major
coordination effort, which also marked the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations.
This launch event was organized by the Department of Field Support’s Field Personnel Division.
The concept for the images emerged thanks to a “sky’s the limit” brief and endorsed by the then-
Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra. It was designed to focus interest on diverse United Nations career options across multiple disciplines in locations around the world.
On 29 May 2018, UNPA will issue a 65¢ definitive stamp in tribute to all those who work tirelessly in the cause of peace, in commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
Date of issue: 29 May 2018
Description: What are you Doing for Peace?
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
Denomination: US$ 0.65
Stamp size: 50mm x 35mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Lowe-Martin Group (Canada)
Process: Offset Lithography – (Hexachrome)
Quantity: 13,500 sheets (270,000 stamps)