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New UN stamps featuring ESCAP

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bangkok | ESCAP

The UN Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued a new special event souvenir stamp sheet featuring the iconic premises of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. The sheet is composed of three denominated stamps in the values of $1.15, CHF 2.00 and €1.70.

SDG Report 2016

Thursday, 04 August 2016

Global | DESA

As the world begins implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it faces the challenge to lift about 800 million people around the world from extreme poverty and hunger; ensure 59 million children finally enter primary school; and provide 2.4 billion people with improved sanitation facilities, according to the first Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016.

 

Multilingualism in action

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tangier | DGACM

On 2 June 2016, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management Catherine Pollard signed in Tangier, Morocco, on behalf of the United Nations, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the King Fahd School of Translation, Abdelmalek Essaadi University. The purpose of this MoU is to establish a framework for cooperation in training conference translators and interpreters qualified to work for the United Nations.

 

New UN Stamps: Sport for Peace

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

New York | UNPA

On 22 July 2016, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of stamps to promote the contribution of sport to peace and to highlight the Olympic Truce. The date of issue comes exactly a week ahead of the start of the Olympic Truce period for this year’s 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.