India and United Nations Postal Administration UNPA are jointly issuing stamps on the International Women’s Day today.The stamps promote the United Nations’ “HeForShe” gender-equality campaign that urges men to stand up for the rights of their mothers and sisters. The campaign was developed by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.) “HeForShe is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality. And it starts by taking action right now to create a gender equal world.”
UNPA issued six stamps two for each U.N. post office. The three post offices are located in U.N. headquarters in New York City; the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; and the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria.
Three of the stamps, denominated 49¢, 1 Swiss franc and €0.68, show images of half of a man’s face. The other three stamps, $1.20, 2fr and €1.70, picture images of a half of a woman’s face.
UNPA Stamps:The printing quantities are 120,000 each, or 6,000 panes, of the 49¢ and $1.20 stamps; 90,000 each, or 4,500 panes, of the 1fr and 2fr stamps; and 100,000 each, or 5,000 panes, of the €60 and €1.70 stamps.
India is issuing a se-tenant pair of 5Rs and 25Rs stamps.
Price 41 Rs
For ordering information for the U.N. stamps, visit the UN Stamps website; email@example.com; telephone 800-234-8672; fax 212-963-9854; or write to UNPA, Box 5900, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-5900.