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Today we are mailing a postcard!

36 years ago, on 24 August 1979, the first UN stamps in Austrian schillings are issued.

The idea of the United Nations issuing its own stamps was first proposed by Argentina in 1947. An agreement with the United States postal authorities was reached in 1951 and it stipulated that the stamps be denominated in United States currency, and used only at UN Headquarters (international territory).

The first United Nations stamps were issued in U.S. dollar denominations on United Nations Day, 24 October, in 1951. The stamps were an immediate success and sold out within days. Similar postal agreements were reached with the Swiss and Austrian postal authorities where the United Nations offices are located (Geneva and Vienna).

Eight designs were chosen by a special committee of experts for the first issue of United Nations postage stamps. The design entitled ”Peoples of the World” was selected for the 1¢ (maroon) and 10¢ (sepia) regular denominations. Designed by O.C. Meronti, Chief Designer of Thomas de la Rue and Company, Ltd., London, the horizontal vignette shows a group of five people, representing the people of the world, looking toward the United Nations Emblem rising over a peaceful and prosperous landscape. The text, “United Nations” appears in the five official languages as the border of the stamp. (Since 1973, Arabic is also one of the official United Nations languages).

To learn more visit: https://unstamps.org/

Want to mail a postcard from an International territory? Visit the United Nations in New York and other locations: http://visit.un.org ; http://visit.un.org/content/visit-other-un-offices

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Embrace a world free of nuclear weapons. Today is International Day against Nuclear Weapons.

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Hay is for horses, Tuan.
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"In the middle of the night we are literally shaken from our sleep, the ground convulsing, shaking below us. Thankfully we are all safe. But we are hearing chaos on the radio. Hundreds of villages flattened."

This week soccer/football star Ricardo Kakà shared a #NepalQuake aid story.

See it here: http://j.mp/1J4oDBO

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World still silent on Yemen Tragedy: Persisting zionist Saudi aggression martyrs 31 civilian Yemenis
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  At least 31 Yemenis have died and 25 others sustained injuries in Saudi Arabia's latest acts of military aggression against the impoverished nation. The warplanes pummeled southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing eight civilians and injuring four others in Al Bayda Province. Airstrikes against the city of Ibb ....
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On 22 August 1952, the Security Council chamber is officially inaugurated at UN headquarters in New York.

63 years later, the Security Council's primary responsibility is still to maintain international peace and security. Established by the United Nations Charter, it is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. It may meet whenever peace is threatened.

The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946 at Church House, Westminster, London. Since its first meeting, the Security Council has held hundreds of sessions at its permanent residence at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The chamber was designed by the Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg and most of the furnishings in the room are gifts of the Norwegian government.

The blue and gold silken tapestry on the walls and in the draperies shows the anchors of faith, the growing wheat of hope and the heart of charity. The doors on the delegates' level are made of Norwegian ash wood.

The frontal mural is painted in the colours and style reminiscent of a tapestry. It was painted by the late Norwegian painter, Per Krogh, in oil on canvas.

The white phoenix rising from its own ashes represents the rebirth of the world after World War II. The phoenix moves towards the top part of the painting representing peace and hope for a brighter future (ex. a couple getting married; a man taking a horse's bit and letting him run free in the green meadows-symbolizing freedom).

The horseshoe shaped table is a typical seating arrangement of all council chambers and conference rooms throughout the United Nations complex.

The Chamber is visited by thousands of visitors every year. For tours information, see http://visit.un.org

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A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as the Council gets ready to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. December 2013.

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Summer 1975 - Summer 2015

Today we visit the fountain in the plaza in front of the Secretariat Building at United Nations headquarters in New York.

The fountain is set in a circular pool, approximately 100 feet in diameter. The bottom of the pool is covered with a wave of patterns of symmetrical black and white bands of pebbles, each band separated by a four-inch-high curb. At night the fountain is illuminated by specially designed lights placed beneath the sprays. The fountain was accepted on 26 June 1952, anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter at the San Francisco Conference of 1945.

Over the years, contributions to the furnishing and decoration of United Nations Headquarters in New York have been made by many Governments, organizations and individuals, reflecting the varied cultures and artworks of the world.

To see and learn more: http://visit.un.org

UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata
22 July 1975

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pensez aux pauvres du monde entier et que la
paix soit dans les foyers .Merci
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"This is a human tragedy that requires a determined collective political response. It is a crisis of solidarity, not a crisis of numbers".
-- Ban Ki-moon on the recent refugee/migrant tragedies.
Read an update from the Secretary-General on the latest loss of lives of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean and Europe here.
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And may those who cause this misery and do this evil in His sight receive true justice.
Inasmuch as they did this to the least of these His children. . .
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Food assistance means that 3 year-old Axel in Guatemala gets to eat his favorite fruit -- watermelon.

For his mother, Juliana, it means that her child will be able to eat despite severe drought-- thanks to food assistance from the World Food Programme.

Read their story.

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Guatemala: For a 3-Year-Old Boy, Food Assistance Can Bring the Treat of a Watermelon Slice
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1 Mobile - 1 Minute - 1 Film

You are invited to take part in this year's Mobile Film Festival!

Create a unique film on the subject of climate change using your mobile device and submit it before 28 September.

Get details at: http://www.mobilefilmfestival.com/
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Mobile Film Festival, a unique concept based on three simple rules: 1 Mobile • 1 Minute • 1 Film The special theme for this 11th edition will be: Act on Climate Change
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So you support swapping to fossil fuel battery cells, wind mills that were invented 2000 years ago +Jan Galkowski
Everything the IPCC states is fabricated (easily researched), just like Ukraine, Yemen, Agenda 21 & Germany's economy ain't good thnx to Banki, Rothschild & Gore's Climate Scam. Anything Al Gore's involved in is a scam.

Whilst the BRICS go to the moon for helium 3 & opening nuclear fusion plants for high flux energy density with space exploration. There's also magnetic, zero point energy. There running high speed mag-lev rail trains, all this easily researched if you'd care to research.
So if you can't workout that this Climate fraud is to de-industrialise our countries, bring in stupid people & cause UN un-employment,
Then laugh on an asteroid.

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This not good enough. The current wave of Global terrorism cannot be totally disconnected from the global economic downturn in many countries. Potential recruits are products unemployment and under employment. LET US ALL REMAKE WORLD
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Have you ever visited the Trusteeship Council chamber located in the Conference building at the UN headquarters in New York?

For almost fifty years, the chamber hosted meetings of the Trusteeship Council, one of the six main organs of the United Nations, which was established to supervise the administration of trust territories as they transitioned from colonies to sovereign nations. The Council suspended its activities in 1994, when Palau, the last of the original 11 trust territories, gained its independence.

Originally designed by Danish architect Finn Juhl in 1952, the Chamber has been revamped in a close collaboration between the UN and the Government of Denmark, with new furniture by Danish designers Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard.

Among the iconic aspects of the room is a statue of a girl with arms upraised, reading towards a bird which hovers with outspread wings above her head. Carved out of teak wood by Henri Starcke, a Danish sculptor, it symbolizes Mankind and Hope.

The Lego-like metal boxes hanging overhead host the chamber’s lighting and ventilation systems. The six colors used in the ceiling are also found in the carpet.

The Chamber is visited by thousands of visitors every year. For tours information, see: http://visit.un.org

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The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued six new stamps today to raise awareness about ending violence against children and to support the work of the United Nations on this issue. The stamp designs represent the themes of Armed violence reduction (49¢); Sexual violence against children ($1.20); Child marriage (CHF 1,00); Child trafficking (CHF 1,40); Gender- based violence (€ 0,68) and Child labour (€ 0,80). The artist for the stamp series, Chris Sharp (USA), illustrates these poignant topics in a very thought provoking way.

visit: https://unstamps.org
www.unicef.org/endviolence/
http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org

© 2015 United Nations Postal Administration. All Rights Reserved.

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Founded after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations is an international organization made up of 193 Member States committed to maintaining international peace and security.

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