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Ireland Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by Ger Garland

Ireland and the United Nations

Ireland Postal Service has issued four new stamps that have postage values of 48, 60, and 65 Cents named "Ireland and the United Nations" on the 14th of October 2005. The stamps depict Irelands various roles in the United Nations and are being issued to celebrate Ireland's 50th Anniversary of United Nations membership. The stamps feature F.H. Boland, Ireland's signatory when Ireland joined the UN fifty years ago. They also feature Ireland defense forces in overseas activities aiding people in the field and providing medical help. Ireland joined the United Nations in 1955 and since than have played an important part in the United Nation goals. These goals are to:

  1. Maintain International Peace and security
  2. Develop friendly relations among nations
  3. Cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights
  4. To be the center for harmonizing the actions of nations
Ireland has been very active in these efforts and has served on the United Nations security council in 1967, 1981-1982 and 2001-2002. Their defense forces have served with distinction in many United Nations peacekeeping missions. They have also played an active role in Human rights and have served as UN High Commission on Human Rights from 1997-2001. Ireland is now serving another three years term as a member of the Commission of Human Rights which started in 2003. They also have expanded their role by becoming a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

"Ireland and the United Nations" stamps can be purchased as a set of 4, Sheetlets of 16, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 40.64mm x 29.8mm with a perforation of 15 x 14. The stamps will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd using the Lithography Printing process. Quantity Printed:

  • 48 Cents - 410,000
  • 60 Cents - 280,000
  • 65 Cents - 280,000

Ireland and the United Nations FDC

Ireland and the United Nations FDC Stamp



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.irishstamps.ie/IrishStamps/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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