Launch ceremony of “Remebrance and Beyond” set of stamps held at Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, New York. January 2008.
I have been honored to receive this recognition for designing a set of three commemorative stamps in English, French and German (the Hebrew version was adapted by the Israel post) on the theme “Remembrance and Beyond“ for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
Special United Nations/Israel Post Joint Issue Silk First Day Cover
(Limited edition serie)
To commemorate the joint stamp issue of “Remembrance and Beyond”, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has produced a limited edition silk first day cover. The three stamps issued by UNPA and the one stamp issued by Israel Post are affixed to the cover and cancelled, as appropriate from the three UNPA offices (New York, Geneva and Vienna) and the Israel Post.
PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 27 January 2008.
UN PHOTO / Dan Gillerman (center), Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, and Ariel Atias (right), Israel’s Communications Minister at the press conference.
Press Conference Remarks – 28 January
“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon felt strongly that the new Holocaust commemorative postal stamp demonstrated the commitment by the United Nations to pay tribute to all the victims, honour the survivors and reaffirm the Organization’s efforts to help prevent future acts of genocide, Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said at a Headquarters press conference.
Launching the new stamp, Mr. Akasaka said the Israeli and United Nations versions of the stamp would carry the same call — to remember the victims and continue to stand in solidarity with them. The launch, under the theme “Remembrance and beyond”, took place on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
He said the United Nations stamp, incorporating the award-winning logo of the Department of Public Information’s Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, would be issued in New York, Geneva and Vienna, simultaneously with a national stamp issued by the Israeli Postal Company.
Also attending the launch was Dan Gillerman, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, and Ariel Atias, Israel’s Communications Minister. Another speaker was Alicia Bárcena, Under-Secretary-General for Management and overseer of the United Nations Postal Administration.”
SOURCE: United Nations Meetings Coverage & Press Releases website