The Commemorative Covers: The United Nations Associations


The United Nations Associations (UNA) are non-governmental organizations that exist in various countries to enhance the relationship between the people of member states and the United Nations (UN) to raise public awareness of the UN and its work, and to promote the general goals of the UN. There are currently over 120 UNAs around the world. Their long-term concerns comprise: The implementation of the Millennium Development Goals; Peace, security and disarmament; Human rights and humanitarian affairs.


The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) was founded in Luxembourg on 2 August 1946 by 22 United Nations Associations (UNAs), inspired by the opening words of the United Nations Charter "We the Peoples". Today, there are more than 100 UNA members of WFUNA. Currently, WFUNA's Secretariat is based at One UN Plaza in New York City and at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.


To mark Canada's centenary, Expo 67 (the abbreviated title of the Universal and International Exhibition of 1967) was open from 28 April to 27 October 1967 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. With the agreement of the Canadian Government, the United Nations Postal Administration had arranged for the first time in history to establish a United Nations postal station outside of UN territory at Expo 67. Five special stamps expressed in Canadian currency, couriers of international understanding and peace, had been designed for mailing and for sale to philatelic collectors at the pavilion, which was sponsored by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) with the special support from the United Nations Association of Canada. See more information about this subject by clicking on: The 75th anniversary of the first powered flight.


UNA France cover sent to ICAO - Cancel dated 1954.


UNA Canada cover sent to ICAO - Cancel dated 7 March 1961 at Winnipeg, MA.


UN Association of Los Angeles (Member of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, UNA-USA) with the meter slogan “Join United Nations Association of L.A.”, which had been observed from 5 November 1958 to 21 February 1966.


First Day Cover with the 5 stamps issued for Expo 67. United Nations 1967 Official First Day Cover of the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA).


Service cover sent to ICAO by the World Federation of United Nations Associations.

Cancel dated 6 June 1980.


UNA-USA, New York – Cancel dated 15 June 1985 - Mailing label from UNA-USA to ICAO’s Secretary General (Mr. Yves Lambert).