04 June 2016

International Day of peace on 21.9.2005.

In the 55th Session of the United Nations General Assembly it was decided to observe 21st of September of each year, as the International Day of Peace. Since then the United Nations Postal Administration has developed a unique concept which allows all Postal Administrations to participate and spread the message of peace throughout the world through postage stamps.

The stamp designs for the UN International Day of Peace, 2005, have been prepared by children who participated in the United Nations  global peace poster contest which was sponsored by the Lions Clubs International, who have given the United Nations Postal Administration the exclusive right to use the artwork for United Nations postage stamps. The United Nations in turn has allowed postal administrations around the world to use these designs from which a selection has been made.

India as a nation has always been a votary of peace and non-violence, and the Department of Posts is privileged to issue a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of peace in 2005.

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