United Nations stamps highlight the issue of climate change

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stamps-12606.jpg The winning stamps were chosen by a jury and public vote
The United Nations Postal Administration has issued three stamps in conjunction with France to draw the world’s attention to the problem of climate change.

The United Nations Postal Administration has issued three stamps in conjunction with France to draw the world’s attention to the problem of climate change.

The stamps have been released to coincide with COP 21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held between 30 November and 11 December 2015 at Le Bourget in France.

French students have played a key role in the design of the new stamps with the three winning designs selected by the public and a jury from entries received from students at the Saint-Etienne School of Design. The winning entry was the stamp shown on the left of our illustration, with the two runner up designs also featured.

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Winner Noemie Auzet, aged 22, is a fourth-year student at the design school and created an image of a leaf shoot and its root, which has been reproduced on a round stamp at a E1.20 value. The other two designs, also featured on round stamps, show an Eiffel Tower silhouette with the words ‘COP 21’ (E1.40) and a group of conference delegates, along with the Eiffel Tower (E0.80)

To purchase the stamps and to learn more about the United Nations Postal Adminstration and its work, visit the website.