6¢ United Nations
Issue Date: November 20, 1970
City: New York, NY
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Color: Black, vermillion and ultramarine
Founded on October 24, 1945, the United Nations is an international organization dedicated to maintaining international peace and security, and developing friendly relations between nations.
United Nations Headquarters in New York City
The U.N. Charter was approved by the required number of nations in 1945. At that time, the organization lacked a permanent headquarters. Delegates agreed the headquarters should be in the United States. On December 14, 1946, the U.N. General Assembly accepted a donation of $8.5 million from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to buy 18 acres of land along the East River in New York City. The next year, the U.S. Congress approved an interest-free loan of $65 million to construct the headquarters buildings. The buildings were completed in the fall of 1952. The most prominent of these is the tall Secretariat Building, which is a well-known symbol of the United Nations.