The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in the Department of Operational Support will issue new “Sport for Peace” stamps to commemorate the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
The XXIV Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing in the People’s Republic of China.
In December 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted the Olympic Truce for Beijing 2022, highlighting the contribution of sport to the promotion of peace and solidarity.
The resolution entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal” calls for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2022, from seven days before the start of the Olympic Games, on 4 February 2022, until seven days after the end of the Paralympic Games.
The Olympic Games provides a meaningful opportunity to harness the power of sport to foster an atmosphere of peace, development, resilience, tolerance and understanding among nations.
This is the first time that UNPA has issued stamps for the Olympic Winter Games. The stamps feature Hockey (US$ 0.58); Snowboarding (US$ 1.30); Figure Skating (CHF 1,10); Bobsleigh (CHF 2,00); Curling (€ 0,85) and Alpine Skiing (€ 1,80).
The stamps were designed by Feifei Ruan (China).
Date of Issue: 14 January 2022
Illustrator: Feifei Ruan (China)
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Denominations: US$ 0.58, US$ 1.30, CHF 1,10, CHF 2,00, € 0,85 € 1,80
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Sheet size: 122 mm x 145 mm
Stamp format: Mini-sheets
Stamps per sheet: 6
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography plus Hexachrome
– US$ 0.58 22,000 sheets
– US$ 1.30 22,000 sheets
– CHF 1,10 20,000 sheets
– CHF 2,00 20,000 sheets
– € 0,85 22,000 sheets
– € 1,80 22,000 sheets