The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
Many postal administrations have (or will) commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations by issuing special stamps : UNPA (of course !), Belarus, Russia, Malta, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Brunei Darussalam, China, Vatican, Greece, Albania, Azerbaijan... Most of these postal operators have featured the official logo of this 70th anniversary, the number "70" (with the United Nations emblem inside the "0") accompanied by the slogan "Strong UN. Better World." with the exception of Vatican and China. This is the case of the Post of Moldova (the slogan is curiously written in English...) with this new stamp (L 15.50, print run : 100,000, printed in sheet of 8 stamps) designed by Vitaliu Pogolşa, issued on October 24, 2015. To note that this postal rate (rather unusual) corresponds to a priority letter up to 20g sent to countries of the Zone B (countries outside Europe and the former USSR republics, to keep it simple). Read more..
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