STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1945-1977)

 

Equatorial Guinea : 30th Anniversary of the United Nations

 

Issue date: 24/10/1975

 

 

The stamp within this souvenir sheet shows UN buildings and natives’ cultures in their traditional costumes.

The lower part of the souvenir sheet depicts UN Specialized Agencies emblems (including ICAO) surrounding the UN emblem in blue.

There is a control number in the upper part.

The ICAO emblem shown on this souvenir sheet is an early-unofficial emblem in use for some time in 1954 and 1955, with longer wings set lower on the globe than on the current emblem. At the opposite right is the correct ICAO emblem.

Background: The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, and by a majority of signatories. 24 October is celebrated each year as the United Nations Day.

List of emblems surrounding the UN emblem in blue (from left down to right up):

- IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

- ILO (International Labour Organization)

- FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)

- WHO (World Health Organization)

- IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, also known as the World Bank)

- UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

- UPU (Universal Postal Union)

- ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)

- ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

- IDA (International Development Association, established in September 1960 as an affiliate of the World Bank)

- WMO (World Meteorological Organization)

- IMF (International Monetary Fund)

- IFC (International Finance Corporation, established in 1956 as an affiliate of the World

Bank)

- IMO (International Maritime Organization. In May 1982, this Agency changed its name from Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) to International Maritime Organization (IMO), while maintaining the emblem of IMCO).