These stamps feature the second group of six Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each piece of art was adapted as a stamp by Rocco J. Callari and Robert Stein of the United States.
On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For the first time in history, responsibility for the protection and pursuit of human rights was assumed by the international community. While the United Nations Postal Administration’s Human Rights Series is based upon the Declaration, it does more than commemorate a document signed over 40 years ago. It publicizes a living and continuing standard of conduct for every government to abide by with respect to all people under their jurisdiction.
F.s. 0,35 illustrates Article Nine and “The Prison Courtyard” by Vincent van Gogh, Netherlands, from the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. F.s. 0,90 has Article Ten and the artwork is “Katho’s Son Redeems the Evil Doer From Execution.” It is from a book by Ritter von Turn, published in Switzerland in 1493, and is used courtesy of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.