Trinidad and Tobago : 25th Anniversary of the United Nations


Issue date: 26/06/1970




Symbols of Culture, Science, Arts and Technology. See details in the background section.

Boeing 727-100, UN emblem.

Background: In total, Trinidad and Tobago issued four stamps on the theme Culture, Science and Arts to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations, as follows:

  1. 5-cent: Symbols of Culture, Science, Arts and Technology, UN emblem;
  2. 10-cent: Children of races, map of Trinidad and Tobago, scroll with  the colors of the country’s flag (Red, black and white symbolising fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water (representing purity and equality), and “UNICEF”;
  3. 20-cent: Noah’s ark, rainbow, dove and UN emblem;
  4. 30-cent: New UPU Headquarters building in Bern. Switzerland and UPU emblem.

The first stamp of this issue is included within the ICAO collection due to the implicit relationship to the Organization, i.e. the design of an aircraft within the UN family’s framework. The activity of other Organizations is also depicted as follows: UN Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC (two cogwheels as vital gear in a machine); International Court of Justice (ICJ, balance), UNICEF (children’s designs).