Stamps from around the world commemorate 30 years of the AIDS pandemic

On the occasion of the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High- Level Meeting on AIDS, which will take place from 8 to 10 June in New York, the United Nations Postal Administration and 20 national postal services around the world will jointly issue a series of stamps and philatelic products to commemorate 30 years of living with AIDS.

News | 03 June 2011

On the occasion of the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High- Level Meeting on AIDS, which will take place from 8 to 10 June in New York, the United Nations Postal Administration and 20 national postal services around the world will jointly issue a series of stamps and philatelic products to commemorate 30 years of living with AIDS.

The initiative is part of a partnership called “Posts Care”, which was launched in 2009 by the International Labour Organization, the Universal Postal Union, the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and UNI Global Union. The two main objectives of the Posts Care partnership are to spread the HIV prevention message in and through the postal networks and to put in place HIV workplace policies that protect and assist postal employees living with the virus. The initiative also includes provision of training to all postal employees--including management-- about the modes of HIV transmission and the importance of HIV prevention.