On 5 December 2020, UNPA will issue a personalized stamp sheet celebrating World Soil Day. The stamp sheet consists of ten US$ 1.20 denominated stamps with the illustrations composed in soil to reflect the indispensable role of soil in sustaining all lives on earth. The tabs feature the Sustainable Development Goals, whose achievement are linked and attributed to healthy soils.
The background image shows a rice terrace in a village of Ban Pa Pong Piang in the northern Chiang Mai Province of Thailand: an example of a locally driven approach to pursue economic growth and livelihood in tandem with sustainable use and management of the precious soil resources. The stamps were designed by Thaneth Ponchaiwong of the Thailand Post Company.
World Soil Day is commemorated annually on 5 December, under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand, to highlight the importance of healthy soil and sustainable management of soil resources. It also corresponds with the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great of Thailand, who had dedicated himself to improving soil resources and advocating for sustainable soil management and soil conservation throughout his 70-year reign.
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