1994 International Year of the Family
UN Offices in New York
The General Assembly selected 1994 as the International Year of the family to celebrate and show support for society’s basic social unit. It is the unit that nurtures and sustains humanity. The Family emblem, found top center on each stamp, is a heart, sheltered by a roof, linked to another heart. It is designed not only to show the warmth, security, and continuity found in a family but also to indicate the complexity of families and the uncertainties of life. The designer is Swiss-born Catherine Littasy-Rollier.
The New York stamps express the themes of intergenerational equality in families.