With Olympics set to start, UN to issue six ‘Sport for Peace’ stamps

6 August 2008

The United Nations Postal Administration announced today that it will issue six commemorative “Peace for Sport” stamps this Friday to coincide with the start of the Beijing Olympics.

The United Nations Postal Administration announced today that it will issue six commemorative “Peace for Sport” stamps this Friday to coincide with the start of the Beijing Olympics.

“The Olympic Games have always brought people together in peace to respect universal moral principles,” the agency said in a press release.

The Games centre on the slogan “One World One Dream,” encompassing the values of unity, friendship, progress, harmony, participation and dreaming.

UNPA commissioned world-renowned South American artist Romero Britto to create a half-dozen original pieces of art reflecting the theme “Sport for Peace.”

Mr. Britto uses vibrant colours and bold patterns to convey a message of hope, and his work is exhibited in over 100 galleries worldwide and is in the private collections of such people as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

This new stamp collection is the second he has designed for the UN. In 1999, he created artwork for six stamps on the theme “Education – Keystone to the 21st Century.”

 

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