Thursday, November 7, 2013

United Nations 25th Anniversary 20.11.1970

Founded on October 24, 1945, the United Nations is an international organization dedicated to maintaining international peace and security, and developing friendly relations between nations. The stamp on this cover was issued to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations. The United Nations Headquarters are located in New York City where this stamp was released on 20.11.1970.
The U.N. Charter was approved by the required number of nations in 1945. At that time, the organization lacked a permanent headquarters. Delegates agreed the headquarters should be in the United States. On December 14, 1946, the U.N. General Assembly accepted a donation of $8.5 million from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to buy 18 acres of land along the East River in New York City. The next year, the U.S. Congress approved an interest-free loan of $65 million to construct the headquarters buildings. The buildings were completed in the fall of 1952. The most prominent of these is the tall Secretariat Building, which is a well-known symbol of the United Nations.
Thank you Merja for this nice FDC.

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