On 15 March 2019, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued three definitive stamps on the topics of “Stop Sexual Exploitation and Abuse” (US$0.85 stamp), “Gender Equality” (CHF1,50 stamp) and “Migration” (€1,80 stamp).

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Implementing new legal frameworks regarding equality is crucial to ending gender-based discrimination. SDG 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls and specifically addresses these issues.

The United Nations has a unique responsibility to set global standards in confronting sexual exploitation and abuse. Building on the existing zero-tolerance policy, the United Nations has developed a strategy aimed at bringing about a cultural and operational change to dramatically improve how the United Nations prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse.

The United Nations has implemented several initiatives aimed at addressing the many challenges of migration today. The SDGs’ central reference to migration is made in target 10.7 which aims to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people. In addition, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was formally endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018.

For more information about the topic of Stop Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, please visit www.un.org/preventing-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse; for Migration, please visit www.refugeesmigrants.un.org; and for Gender Equality and other Sustainable Development Goals, please click here.

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The stamps are illustrated by Chris Gash (USA).