Earth Day has been observed on 22 April each year in many countries since 1970. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 April as International Mother Earth Day in 2009.
The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.
Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day, is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.
Earth Day also recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
For this stamp issue, UNPA has selected six artists whose works are influenced by environmental issues. Each sheet contains an artist’s statement describing how the planet and sustainability has inspired their work.
Date of issue: 22 April 2020
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
– US$ 0.55 – Zaria Forman (USA)
– US$ 1.20 – Courtney Mattison (USA)
– CHF 1,00 – Mathilde Roussel (France)
– CHF 2,00 – Benjamin Von Wong (Canada)
– € 0,85 – Paul Villinski (USA)
– € 1,35 – Nicole Dextras (Canada)
Denominations: US$ 0.55, US$ 1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 2,00, € 0,85, € 1,35
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Sheet size: 170 mm x 40 mm
Issue format: 6 mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 10
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset plus hexachrome
Perforation: 13 x 13
– US$ 0.55 11,000 sheets
– US$ 1.20 11,000 sheets
– CHF 1,00 8,000 sheets
– CHF 2,00 8,000 sheets
– € 0,85 9,000 sheets
– € 1,35 9,000 sheets
Earth Day – 22 April 2020
Please note that the delivery of orders for the Earth Day 2020 stamp issue will be delayed as the printer (La Poste, France) informed UNPA that their factories are temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 situation until at least mid-May. We appreciate your understanding.