A commemorative postage stamp on the 25th Anniversary of the UNESCO :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Nov 4, 1971
Issued for : To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of UNESCO, the Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of 20-Paisa denomination on 4th November, 1971.
Design : The format of the stamp is horizontal. A red border encloses the site of the Great Bath at Moenjodaro, in sepia colour. The caption ‘UNESCO’ ’25th Anniversary’, the words ‘Save Moenjodaro‘ and “25th Anniversary” lie in the top panel where, again, on the right hand side, appears a reproduction of the UNICORN, symbolic of Moenjodaro Civilisation. ‘UNESCO’ is in black while the words ‘Save Moenjodaro‘ are in dark sepia and the words ’25th Anniversary’ appear in reverse. The words Pakistan in Bengali, English and Urdu appear at bottom in reverse. The denomination, postage and Paisa appear in dark sepia on left bottom corner. The words ‘Great Bath’ in dark brown appear in right bottom corner of the vignette.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 Paisa
Colour : Red, Light Sepia, Dark Sepia, Black
Size of stamp : 50.8 x 35.2 m.m.
Size of Print : 47.8 x 32.2 m.m.
Perforation gauge : 13 x 13 (c)
Quantity printed : 15,00,000
Number of Stamps in each sheet : 50
Process of printing : Litho Offset
Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi
- UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – is one of the Specialised Agencies of the United Nations Organization.
- It is now 25 years old, its official establishment in Paris dating from 4 November, 1946, following the acceptance by twenty States of its Constitution drawn up the year before in London at a Conference attended by representatives of forty four countries, invited by the Governments of France and the United Kingdom.
- The relations of UNESCO with the United Nations are legally defined by an agreement reached in December, 1946. Under this agreement, UNESCO’s work is co-ordinated by the United Nations Economic and Social Council with the programmes and activities of the other specialised Agencies.
- Protection of Cultural heritage is one of the important functions of the UNESCO. It is not only through the reading of history but also through the contemplation of what it has left us – works of art, sites and monuments that we gain a better understanding of how we have become what we are. The gradual amassing of our cultural heritage represents continual fluctuations throughout the world, and this heritage is significant for all mankind.