Thursday, July 26, 2012

UN International Year of Peace 13.10.1986

The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations. To commemorate this day Finland issued the stamp shown on the FDC. Rainbow was selected as the emblem of the international peace year. Date of issue  was 13.10.1986.

Preparations for the International Year of Peace (1986) were activated by a report of the Secretary-General (document A/38/413) on the basis of which the General Assembly adopted resolution 38/56 on 7 December. The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to establish a voluntary fund for the programme of the Year and to carry out during 1984-1985 preparations for the Year, including the organization of regional seminars. The Year's objectives include the promotion of the ideals of peace by the united Nations and its Member States as evidence of their dedication to peace by all possible means. Thank you Pia for this FDC.

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