Friday, January 22, 2016

United Nations 2015
21st UN Climate Change Conference: COP21

ISSUE DATE: 24 November 2015
CIRCULATION: US$ 1.20 120,000 stamps (4,000 sheets)
CHF 1,40 84,000 stamps (2,800 sheets)
EUR 0,80 90,000 stamps (3,000 sheets)
STAMP SIZE: 38 mm x 38 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Noémie Auzet (US$ 1.20)
Charles Haumont (CHF 1,40)
Nolwenn Le Nir (EUR 0,80)

This joint issue by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and La Poste, France, commemorates the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21. The conference, held from 30 November to 11 December in Le Bourget, France, is significant, as the expected outcome is a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

For the stamp designs, a competition was organized by the French Postal Service for students of the Saint-Etienne School of Design, France. Five entries were selected as the finalists, and after the public and a jury voted, the winning stamp design was unveiled by President François Hollande of France.

The winning stamp design, which is being issued by UNPA (US$ 1.20 value) and La Poste jointly, was illustrated by Noémie Auzet, aged 22, a fourth year student at the design school. UNPA also issued two additional stamps from the selected finalists, which were illustrated by Charles Haumont (CHF 1,40 value) and Nolwenn Le Nir (EUR 0,80 value).




Stamps images and description thanks to United Nations Stamps