On 23 July, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) released “Sport for Peace” stamps and souvenir sheets to mark the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
This edition of the Games was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
The UNPA has worked closely with the International Olympic Committee to issue these stamps.
We aim to promote the positive influence that sports have on humankind, as we strive for peace and international understanding.
The six stamp sheets feature the Olympic sports of sailing (US$ 0.55), baseball (US$ 1.20), judo (CHF 1,00), diving (CHF 1,50), equestrian (€ 0,85), and golf (€ 1,00).
The three souvenir sheets feature the following text in English, French and German, respectively:
The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee share the universal values of respect, solidarity, and peace and work through sport to build a more peaceful and better world. Together, they promote the Olympic Truce, in a spirit of global peace, tolerance, and understanding during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The stamps and souvenir sheets were illustrated by Satoshi Hashimoto of Japan.
The Olympic Movement inspires people to contribute to a peaceful future for humankind through the educational values of sport.
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.
Purchase UN Stamps
To purchase these stamps, as well as other UNPA products, visit unstamps.org. You can also visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva, and Vienna.
The stamps can be used to mail postcards and letters globally if sent from the UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva, or Vienna respectively.
The United Nations Postal Administration is in the Division of Administration (DOA) of the Department of Operational Support (DOS).