We are living in unprecedented times. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global health response to coronavirus, helping to ensure all countries are ready to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic. To be effective we need people everywhere to adopt public health precautions, act in solidarity, and prevent the spread of misinformation.
The United Nations in March 2020 requested a global call out to creatives around the world for the COVID-19 response to help stop the spread of this disease. Thousands of creators from around the world generously came together to support the United Nations and WHO’s efforts and communicate important visual messages to unite the world during this pandemic.
The stamps represent six key public health messages by UN and WHO to help stop the spread of COVID-19, namely Personal Hygiene; Myth-Busting; Physical Distance; Spread Kindness; Know the Symptoms; and Solidarity.
UNPA is issuing these stamps to support the COVID Solidarity Response Fund organized by WHO. A surcharge of 50 cents for the New York denominations, CHF 0,50 for the Geneva values and € 0,50 for the Vienna values has been added to each stamp. These surplus funds will go directly to supporting COVID suppression efforts.
We hope that by working in solidarity we can help stop the spread of this global pandemic. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Together, we can save lives, protect resources and care for each other.
Date of issue: 11 August 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Stamp Icons: TBWA Global
Illustration: Chiara Fiori (USA)
FDC Illustration: Laura Paice (United Kingdom)
– US$ 0.55 – Personal Hygiene
– US$ 1.20 – Myth-Busting
– CHF 1,00 – Physical Distance
– CHF 1,50 – Spread Kindness
– € 0,85 – Know the Symptoms
– € 1,00 – Solidarity
Denominations: US$ 0.55, US$ 1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 1,50, € 0,85, € 1,00
Stamp size: 30 mm x 35 mm
Sheet size: 150 mm x 105 mm
Issue format: Mini-sheet of 6 stamps
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 ¼
Quantities: 128,000 sheets
Customers who are currently subscribed to the mini-sheets (310, 410, 510, 610, 710, 810) will be converted to the new UNPA product type ALL-in-ONE SHEET. We will transition your account automatically and convert the highest quantity of both mint and cancelled to this new product type. If you have any questions or wish to make any changes to your account, please contact our office.
Customers who subscribe to se-tenant single (09) will receive the se-tenant single stamps. If customers subscribe to a set of se-tenant single, they will receive a full sheet. Customers who subscribe to first day cover triple will receive a jumbo envelope with the stamp sheet affixed.