The UN Postal Administration will issue three stamp mini-sheets on 24 October 2020 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. A quote by António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the stamps reads as follows:
“The vision and values of the Charter of the United Nations, which was adopted 75 years ago, stand the test of time. The United Nations works as one for the benefit of all – for peace, sustainable development, justice and human rights.”
The United Nations marks this milestone on 21 September 2020 at a virtual high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly when world leaders formally endorse a declaration by Member States. The theme of the Anniversary is “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”.
The declaration acknowledges the achievements and commitments of the UN and highlights key global challenges that the world faces. It reaffirms the importance of international cooperation and focuses on twelve commitments to move the world forward “leaving no one behind” by reaffirming the Sustainable Development goals, addressing the health crisis of the current pandemic, protecting the planet, promoting peace and ending conflicts, improving digital cooperation, listening to youth, advancing gender inequality and combatting racial inequalities.
The United Nations today remains true to its founding mission: to bring nations and peoples together to preserve peace and security and to improve lives everywhere. This historic anniversary is a time to reflect on all that the Organization has achieved as well as ways in which it can strengthen and reinforce its guiding principles to confront the global challenges that lie ahead.
For more information about UN75 visit www.un.org/UN75
Date of Issue: 24 October 2020
Designer: Matt Willey/Pentagram
Denominations: US$ 1.20, CHF 2,00, € 1,80
Stamp size: 35 mm x 50 mm
Sheet size: 120 mm x 165 mm
Issue format: Mini-sheets of 2 stamps
Printer: La Poste (France)
Process: Offset litography with Hexachrome
– US$ 1.20 64,000 stamps (32,000 sheets)
– CHF 2,00 64,000 stamps (32,000 sheets)
– € 1,80 70,000 stamps (35,000 sheets)