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The UN Postal Administration Celebrates its 70th Anniversary!

On 30 April 2021, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in the Department of Operational Support will issue a special event sheet to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of its New York office.

Designed by Mr. Sergio Baradat of UNPA, the sheet of ten $1.20 stamps features a collage of past stamps issued throughout the history of UNPA.

The UNPA issued its first stamps on United Nations Day, 24 October 1951, and two stamps released on that day are featured on the sheet. They depict the 1951 five-cent stamp commemorating UNICEF and the 1-cent “Peoples of the World” stamp.

The tabs of the stamps feature black and white photographs of historic events and activities of the New York office, including the signing of a postal agreement with the United States on 28 March 1951.

Shown on the left side of the sheet is a photograph of the UN General Assembly Hall with the UN logo and a globe with a montage of UN stamp images.

To purchase these stamps as well as other UNPA products, visit  You can also visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva, and Vienna. The stamps can be used to mail postcards and letters globally if sent from the UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva or Vienna respectively.  Follow UNPA on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Watch the celebratory video to learn more about the history of UNPA.