World Environment Day 2017


United Nations – On 5 June 2017, UNPA will issue six stamps to commemorate World Environment Day. The stamps showcase the environmental beauty of Canada’s landscape.

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 5 each year and is the United Nations’ principal means for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates a positive impact on the planet.

This year Canada is the host of World Environment Day, and the theme selected is “Connecting People to Nature”. This offers a great opportunity for Canada to highlight its rich natural environment and to profile the Government’s actions on environmental conservation.

The Designs:

  • New York
    US$ 0.49 Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada; Photographer – Bill Gozansky (AGE Fotostock)
    US$ 1.15 Polar bear, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada; Photographer – Michael S. Nolan (AGE Fotostock)
  • Geneva
    CHF 1.00 Snowy Owl, Quebec, Canada; Photographer – Malcolm Schuyl (AGE Fotostock)
    CHF 2.00 Red Maples and Aspens, Canada; Photographer – Don Johnston (AGE Fotostock)
  • Vienna
    € 0,68 Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Photographer – Barret & MacKay (AGE Fotostock)
    € 1,70 Moraine Lake, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canada; Photographer – Roy Langstaff (AGE Fotostock)
  • First Day Cover
    Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada; Photographer – Gonzalo Azumendi (AGE Fotostock)

Issue Date: 05.06.2017
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Printer: Lowe-Martin (Canada)
Process: Offset Lithography
Size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Values: US$ 0.49, US$ 1.15, CHF 1.00, CHF 2.00, € 0.68, € 1.70