A joint stamp issue between United Nations and India Post is scheduled for release on 08th March this year. The joint issuance will highlight the role boys and men can play in increasing gender equality and women's rights. UN Women with their #HeForShe campaign is leading an effort to create awareness in society to address this pressing human rights issue. Designs for six stamps to be issues by United Nations Postal Administration are now available, but the India Post's design have not been released yet. A joint FDC will also be issued by UNPA (unstamps.org). Mirko Ilic is credited as the sole artist and designer for the UN stamps, whereas typically joint issues include artists from both participating organizations/countries. Anyway, this appears to be a good subject to print special stamps and that too in a joint issue. Even in 2015, India Post had issued four stamps on Women Empowerment. Designs for these stamps were prepared with crowd-sourced paintings.
|UN-India Joint Stamp Issue (FDC)|
Each of the UN stamps are being issued in sheets of 20 stamps printed at Lowe Martin (Canada). More information for this joint issue will be added as it becomes available.