UN — United Nations cards — UN
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued souvenir cards nearly every year since 1972, though production numbers and frequency have dropped off from the early years. While most UN cards are philatelic, since 2017 the UNPA has created cards that relate thematically to stamps being issued, but without depictions of the actual stamps. Cards are typically offered mint and first day cancelled. At first these were prepared in advance only for New York and Geneva offices, with FDCs from Vienna added in 1980. Special thanks to Alton Coalter and Mark Gereb, who researched and organized the information in the gallery and scanned most cards from their own collections.
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UN-1 World Health Day
Year:1972
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:160,000
# Sold:158,934
Printer:Arts Graphiques/Imprimeries Populaires, Geneva
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: FDCs were all applied on a pass-back basis.
UN-2 Art on United Nations Postage Stamps
Year:1972
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:400,000
# Sold:304,476
Printer:Bruder Rosenbaum, Austria
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-3 Disarmament Decade
Year:1973
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:400,000
# Sold:299,700
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-4 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Year:1973
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:350,000
# Sold:233,364
Printer:Ashton-Potter Ltd., Canada
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-5 Universal Postal Union
Year:1974
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:350,000
# Sold:259,696
Printer:Ashton-Potter Ltd., Canada
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-6 World Population Year
Year:1974
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:350,000
# Sold:173,039
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-7 Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Year:1975
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:300,000
# Sold:191,594
Printer:S. Setelipaino, Finland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-8 United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations
Year:1975
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:300,000
# Sold:185,934
Printer:S. Setelipaino, Finland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-9 World Federation of United Nations Associations
Year:1976
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:300,000
# Sold:165,298
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-10 World Food Council
Year:1976
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:250,000
# Sold:108,325
Printer:Questa Colour Security Printers, Ltd., UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-11 World Intellectual Property Organization
Year:1977
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:250,000
# Sold:151,227
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-12 Combat Racism
Year:1977
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:250,000
# Sold:151,464
Printer:S. Setelipaino, Finland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-13 Namibia: Liberation, Justice, Cooperation
Year:1978
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:225,000
# Sold:150,501
Printer:Government Printing Office, Austria
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-14 International Civil Aviation Organization
Year:1978
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:225,000
# Sold:148,476
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-15 International Year of the Child
Year:1979
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:225,000
# Sold:218,880
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-16 International Court of Justice
Year:1979
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:200,000
# Sold:167,721
Printer:S. Setelipaino, Finland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-17 United Nations Decade for Women
Year:1980
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:200,000
# Sold:186,572
Printer:Questa Colour Security Printers, Ltd., UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-18 Economic and Social Council
Year:1980
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:267,988
# Sold:261,778
Printer:Ashton-Potter Ltd., Canada
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-19 International Year of Disabled Persons
Year:1981
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:325,000
# Sold:258,009
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-20 New and Renewable Sources of Energy
Year:1981
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:325,000
# Sold:245,488
Printer:S. Setelipaino, Finland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-21 Human Emvironment
Year:1982
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:325,000
# Sold:190,343
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-22 Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Year:1982
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:325,000
# Sold:189,457
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-23 Safety at Sea
Year:1983
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:325,000
# Sold:188,442
Printer:Questa Colour Security Printers, Ltd., UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-24 Trade and Development
Year:1983
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:275,000
# Sold:156,923
Printer:Carl Ueberreuter Druck und Verlag M. Salzer, Austria
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-25 International Conference on Population
Year:1984
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:275,000
# Sold:151,293
Printer:Bundesdruckerei, Federal Republic of Germany
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-26 International Youth Year
Year:1984
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:177,600
# Sold:151,318
Printer:Waddingtons Ltd., UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-27 ILO - Turin Centre
Year:1985
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:210,000
# Sold:156,663
Printer:Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
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UN-28 Child Survival
Year:1985
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:170,000
# Sold:124,026
Printer:Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-29 Philately - the International Hobby
Year:1986
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:170,000
# Sold:139,796
Printer:The Swedish Post Office, Sweden
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Also FD cancelled in Chicago. Approx. 1,600 mint cards were bound into Ameripex '86 program books (8" x 5½" "stitched" variety).
UN-30 International Year of Peace
Year:1986
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:170,000
# Sold:112,172
Printer:Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-31 Shelter for the Homeless
Year:1987
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:165,000
# Sold:105,868
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-32 Immunize Every Child
Year:1987
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:165,000
# Sold:100,313
Printer:The House of Questa, UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-33 International Volunteer Day
Year:1988
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:145,000
# Sold:91,461
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-34 Health in Sports
Year:1988
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:145,000
# Sold:93,120
Printer:Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-35 World Bank
Year:1989
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:125,000
# Sold:110,537
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Also FD cancelled in Washington, DC.
UN-36 World Weather Watch
Year:1989
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:135,000
# Sold:97,157
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-37 Fight Aids Worldwide
Year:1990
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:115,000
# Sold:89,674
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-38 Crime Prevention
Year:1990
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:100,000
# Sold:80,655
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-39 Economic Commission for Europe
Year:1991
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:100,000
# Sold:77,130
Printer:H. Fournier, S. A., Spain
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-40 Rights of the Child
Year:1991
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:100,000
# Sold:72,406
Printer:The House of Questa, UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-41 Mission to Planet Earth
Year:1992
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:90,000
# Sold:62,604
Printer:Hélio Courvoisier S. A., Switzerland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-42 Science and Technology for Development
Year:1992
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:90,000
# Sold:56,702
Printer:Unicover Corporation, USA
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-42A UN University
Year:1993
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: FD cancelled in NY only, no mint.
UN-43 Healthy Environment
Year:1993
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:90,000
# Sold:48,865
Printer:Leigh-Mardon Pty. Limited, Australia
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-44 Peace
Year:1993 Se p 21
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:90,000
# Sold:53,052
Printer:Swiss PTT
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-44a Peace, with Hong Kong '94 overprint
Year:1993
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:8,383
Printer:Swiss PTT
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Mint only, no FDC.
UN-45 International Year of the Family
Year:1994
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:78,000
# Sold:52,720
Printer:Cartor S. A., France
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-46 Population and Development
Year:1994
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:78,000
# Sold:47,221
Printer:J. Enschedé en Zonen, Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-47 Social Summit
Year:1995
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:73,000
# Sold:46,152
Printer:Government Printing Office, Austria
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-48 Youth: Our Future
Year:1995
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:71,000
# Sold:44,500
Printer:The House of Questa, UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-49 World Federation of United Nations Associations
Year:1996
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:65,000
# Sold:42,284
Printer:Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B. V., Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-50 50th Anniversary of UNICEF
Year:1996
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:54,500
# Sold:43,026
Printer:The House of Questa, UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-51 United Nations Postal Administration
Year:1997
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:54,000
# Sold:37,191
Printer:Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B. V., Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-52 50 Years of United Nations Peace-Keeping
Year:1998
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:54,000
# Sold:38,300
Printer:Hélio Courvoisier S. A., Switzerland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-53 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Year:1998
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:54,000
# Sold:36,674
Printer:Cartor Security Printing, France
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-54 Universal Postal Union 1874-1999
Year:1999
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:52,000
# Sold:33,503
Printer:Hélio Courvoisier S. A., Switzerland
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-55 Respect for Refugees
Year:2000
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:46,000
# Sold:32,780
Printer:Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B. V., Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
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UN-56 International Year of Volunteers
Year:2001
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:45,000
# Sold:29,252
Printer:Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B. V., Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-57 Johannesburg Summit
Year:2002
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:41,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:The House of Questa, UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-57a Johannesburg Summit - Peter Max drawing
Year:2002
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-58 International Year of Fresh Water
Year:2003
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:29,500
# Sold:unknown
Printer:De La Rue Global Services, UK
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-59 50th Anniversary Japanese Peace Bell
Year:2004
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:25,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Imprimerie des Timbres-Poste, France
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-60 Nature's Wisdom
Year:2005
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:24,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Cartor Security Printing, France
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-61 International Day of Families
Year:2006
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:21,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B. V., Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-62 Int'l Day of Families with WPE 2006 overprint
Year:2006
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B. V., Netherlands
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: All FD cancelled, DC only, numbered in lower left.
UN-63 Peaceful Visions
Year:2007
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:22,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Lowe-Martin Company, Inc., Canada
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-64 We Can End Poverty
Year:2008
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:19,500
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Sweden Post
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-65 Economic and Social Council
Year:2009
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:17,500
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Sweden Post
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-66 International Day of Non-Violence (Gandhi)
Year:2009
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:15,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:CRW Graphics
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: All cards issued with FDC.
This card was formerly numbered UN-64A.
UN-67 Biodiversity
Year:2010
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-68 AIDS
Year:2011
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-69 RIO + 20
Year:2012
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-70 Break Barriers — Open Doors
Year:2013
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:15,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:UAB Garsu Pasaulis, Lithuania
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-71 International Jazz Day
Year:2014
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:15,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Cartor Security Printing, France
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-72 Free and Equal
Year:2016
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:Cartor Security Printing, France
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-73 World Environment Day
Year:2017
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-74 World Health Day
Year:2018
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:15,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-75 ILO Centennial
Year:2019
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:6,000
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-76 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
Year:2020
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:La Poste, France
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-77 United Against Racism and Discrimination
Year:2021
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
UN-78 World Humanitarian Day
Year:2022
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
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