Saturday, August 4, 2012
1986 International Year of Peace
This FDC sent to me by Merja is indeed worth a mention in this blog. The four pretty stamps on the First Day Cover were issued on 20th June 1986.commemorating the International Year of Peace.
The General Assembly, Recalling resolution 37/16 of 16 November 1982, in which it declared 1986 to be the International Year of Peace. Recognizing that the importance of the International Year of Peace, which has been linked with the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations, required that the Year be devoted to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States on the promotion and achievement of the ideals of peace by all possible means, which constitutes a fundamental purpose of the Charter. Considering that efforts and activities to achieve positive results in international co-operation for the promotion of peace must be intensified during the Year and for ever.
They Approved the Proclamation of the International Year of Peace, the text of which was annexed to the resolution; Invited all States, all organizations of the United Nations system
and interested non-governmental organizations, educational, scientific, cultural and research organizations and the communications media to co-operate with the Secretary-General in achieving the objectives of the International Year of Peace; and finally Requested the Secretary-General to ensure the widest possible dissemination of the Proclamation.