UNPA issues new stamps for World Environment Day

Date: 
Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Worldwide | UNPA

The United Nations Postal Administration has six new stamps to commemorate World Environment Day. The stamps showcase the environmental beauty of Canada’s landscape.

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June each year and is an opportunity for the United Nations to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates a positive impact on the planet.

Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and is also hosting World Environment Day.  The theme chosen is “Connecting People to Nature”, which offers Canada a great opportunity to highlight its rich natural environment.

The stamps are photographic images from AGE Fotostock and illustrate the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick (49¢),  Polar bear in Baffin Island, Nunavut ($1.15),  Snowy Owl in Quebec (CHF 1,00),  Red Maples and Aspens (CHF 2,00), Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa (€ 0,68), and Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains (€ 1,70). 

A souvenir card with a statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will also be issued.

Both the stamps and souvenir card were designed by Sergio Baradat in UNPA’s Graphic Design Team.   

For more information on World Environment Day, visit http://worldenvironmentday.global/

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