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United Nations Postal Services 2009 Issue
Designed by Rorie Katz

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

The United Nations Postal Service has issued six new commemorative stamps with postage values of 44 and 98 Cents, 0.85 and 1.80 F.s., 0.55 and 0.65 Euro named "Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)" on the 6th of August 2009. ECOSOC is an United Nations council that works to improve the quality of life for all nations by bringing together world resources to aid all countries. At the World Summit in 2005 the ECOSOC was ordered to hold Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) a vehicle for meeting the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The theme of the AMR for 2009 is Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard of global public health. To spur action towards achieving the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations Postal Administration in collaboration with ECOSOC decided to issue these six stamps adopting the AMR 2009 theme. Each of the stamps listed below features the goals of ECOSOC:

  • Traditional Medicines (98 Cents)
  • Water and Sanitation (44 Cents)
  • Improve Maternal Health (F.s. 0.85)
  • Access to Essential Medicines (1.80 F.s.)
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases (0.55 Euro)
  • Reduce Child Mortality (0.65 Euro)

"Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)" stamps can be purchased as singles, Sheets of 20, and various FDC's. The size of the stamps is 35mm x 55mm with a stamps perforation size is 12.8 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Sweden Post using the offset printing process. The quantities of each is as follows:

  • 44 Cents 11,000 Sheets
  • 98 Cents 8,500 sheets
  • F.s.0.85 6,500 sheets
  • F.s. 1.80 6,500 sheets
  • 0.55 Euro 8,000 sheets
  • 0.65 Euro 8,000 Sheets


United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) FDC Stamps


United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) FDC



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://unstamps.un.org/UNPACommerce/en/index.jsp Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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