We are living in unprecedented times. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global health response to coronavirus, helping to ensure all countries are ready to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic. To be effective we need people everywhere to adopt public health precautions, act in solidarity, and prevent the spread of misinformation.
The United Nations in March 2020 requested a global call out to creatives around the world for the COVID-19 response to help stop the spread of this disease. Thousands of postal administrations from around the world generously came together to support the United Nations and WHO’s efforts and communicate important visual messages to unite the world during this pandemic.
The stamps represent six key public health messages by UN and WHO to help stop the spread of COVID-19, namely Personal Hygiene; Myth-Busting; Physical Distance; Spread Kindness; Know the Symptoms; and Solidarity.
UNPA is issuing these stamps to support the COVID Solidarity Response Fund organized by WHO. Not only has the UNPA issued stamps related to the pandemic recent issues from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Vietnam, and Tadzhikistan have featured global response to the pandemic
We hope that by working in solidarity we can help stop the spread of this global pandemic. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Together, we can save lives, protect resources and care for each other.