24 October 2020
United Nations 75th Anniversary
Issued on: 2020-10-24
Size: 31.25 x 39.5 mm
Printing: Photogravure on fluorescent paper
Face value: 3.30 zł
Print run: 120,000
Stamp design author: Jan Konarzewski
On 24 October 2020, a postage stamp with a value of PLN 3.30 was put into circulation” 75. anniversary of the UN.” The stamp shows an globe and a white pigeon with a laurel twig in its beak. At the bottom of the stamp is the logo of the 75th celebration. anniversary of the UN.
Poland is one of the 51 original members of the United Nations that signed the United Nations Charter on 15 October 1945 and the Declaration by United Nations on 1 January 1942. Since joining the world body, Poland contributes to the United Nations such as peacekeeping missions, with several Polish officers put in charge of thousands of troops forming international contingents in Lebanon and the Golan Heights. In addition, Poland sat on the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member five times (1946-1947, 1960, 1970-1971, 1982-1983, 1996-1997) and its sixth term from 2018-2019.
Poland signed the Declaration by United Nations in 1942. Despite the aggression during World War II, Joseph Stalin invited the Provisional Government of Poland to participate in the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco in June 1945.
Since August 1995, the United Nations Information Centre in Warsaw has been raising public awareness of the UN’s work. Poland has hosted a number of UN conferences, including the issues on climate change in Poznan (2008) and Warsaw (2013).