Friday, October 29, 2010

50th Anniversary of the United Nations (1945-1995) FDC

This set of 4 stamps, issued on 24 October 1995,  commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the U.N.

The 40cs stamp illustrates children protected by the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the form of an umbrella. This Fund was founded in 1946 to meet the emergency of children in post war Europe and China for food, drugs and clothing.

The Rs4 stamp, which depicts a helmet, a crane and scaffolding representing safety and modernisation of operations at the workplace,  represents the aims of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) which are to enhance the quality of the labour force, protect the rights of workers, improve the working conditions and so on.

The Rs8 stamp portrays a cyclone nearing Mauritius; with relation to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which was created in 1939 with the aim of aiding in the establishment of networks of stations and centres to provide meteorological and hydrological observations and services.

Finally, our local bread together with stalks of wheat on the Rs10 stamp symbolise food and agriculture.  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) was created in 1945 with the ultimate goal of eliminating hunger.

The FDC illustrates the logo designed to commemorate this special event.

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