1995 50th Anniversary of the UN Booklet
UN Offices in New York
The seventh and last set of stamps issued by the United Nations in 1995 are a celebration of the day when the U.N. Charter came into force, October 24, 1945. This remarkable point in history marks the birth of an international organization created to maintain world peace and social progress. Fifty years later, in 1995, 185 states had signed the Charter, affirming their belief in the kind of world this document sought to create. The drafters of the U.N. Charter intended the organization to be dedicated to the peoples of the world. This issue is a testimony to that dedication.