Stamps Promote International Day of Peace
On September 21, 2017, the UN Postal Administration issued three stamps from each of its issuing offices commemorating the International Day of Peace. Two designs were issued in panes of 20, while the third is a souvenir sheet with one stamp. The theme of that year was “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All.”
The $1.15 stamp on the souvenir sheet shows two doves facing each other. The Chinese characters meaning “Peace” is seen above the doves, while the English word is below.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 with the goals of “alleviating the tensions and causes of conflict,” according to the UN resolution. The focus of the 2017 celebrations was the spirit of togetherness and support for refugees and migrants.