Wednesday, November 23, 2016

United Nations 2016 - Sport for Peace

ISSUE DATE: 22 July 2016
CIRCULATION: 47 cents 28,000 sheets (168,000 stamps)
$1.15 28,000 sheets (168,000 stamps)
CHF 1.00 30,000 sheets (180,000 stamps)
CHF 2.00 30,000 sheets (180,000 stamps)
€ 0.68 35,000 sheets (210,000 stamps)
€ 1.70 35,000 sheets (210,000 stamps)
STAMP/SHEET SIZE: 50 x 35 mm / 178 x 127 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Nick Iluzada

Based on the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria calling for a truce during the Olympic Games to encourage a peaceful environment and ensure safe passage, in 1993 the United Nations revived this ideal by passing General Assembly Resolutions in every Olympic year to urge Member States to respect the Olympic Truce. Through its most recent resolution in October 2015, the General Assembly called on Member States to observe the Truce from the seventh day before the start of the XXXI Olympic Summer Games until the seventh day following the end of the XV Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.


UNPA has partnered with the International Olympic Committee and the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace to develop and issue these colorful stamps which feature several Olympic sports.

The Olympic movement inspires people to contribute to a peaceful future for humankind through the educational value of sport. It brings together athletes from all parts of the world for the Olympic Games. One of the objectives of this great international sporting event is to promote peace, respect, mutual understanding and goodwill — goals it shares with the United Nations.


Nick Iluzada (USA) is an illustrator, designer, and cheap eats enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. When not sketchbooking, he can be found neck-deep in soccer-related activities. His clients include Apple, Google, Major League Soccer, The New York Times, and Wired. These are his first stamp designs for the United Nations.

47¢ Track and Field
$1.15 Olympic Flame and Dove
CHF 1.00 Rowing
CHF 2.00 Rhythmic Gymnastics
€ 0.68 Weightlifting
€ 1.70 Fencing


Stamps images and description thanks to United Nations Stamps