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United Nations Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by Andrew Davidson

Food For Life

United Nations Postal Service has issued six new stamps that have postage values of 37 and 80 Cents, 1.00 and 1.30 FS, 0.55 and 1.25 Euro named "Food For Life" on the 20th of October 2005. The stamps are being issue to commemorate World Food Day. A day that has been selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to heighten public awareness of the world food problem, and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. This annual celebration, observed worldwide is a campaign to help the World's hungry people and to mobilize resources to help them. The theme for this years World Food Day is "Agriculture and intercultural dialogue".

Today the United Nations World Food Program helps nearly 90 million people, including 56 million children in more than 80 countries. It is the world's largest humanitarian agency that is activated to saves lives in a refugee crises and other emergencies. It also helps people in need by providing them with the tools for development to become self reliant.

"Food for Life" stamps can be purchased as a singles, Sheets of 20, or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 50mm x 35mm with a perforation size of 13.5 x 13.75 The stamps will be printed by Osterreichische Staatsdrukerei, Austria using the Offset Printing process. The quantity printed:

  • 37 Cents - 245,000 stamps
  • 80 Cents - 185,000 stamps
  • 1.00 F.s. - 170,000 stamps
  • 1.30 F.s. - 170,000 stamps
  • 0.55 Euro - 210,000 stamps
  • 1.25 Euro - 210,000 stamps

Food For Life FDC Set

Food For Life FDC Stamp



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

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