Visualizing the United Nations’ 2001 “Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations” Through Postage Stamp Issues

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Throughout United Nations’ history, the organization has celebrated “years” for many humanitarian, environmental, and human welfare concerns. All these efforts relate to the organization’s major goals of promoting inclusion, diversity, security, and peace. The UN declared that 2001 would be “Year of Dialogue among Civilizations” to call attention to the importance of supporting communication in its various forms among peoples around the world through a common stamp design that appeared in 60 countries. This chapter explores the background to this year, its provisions, and examples of stamp issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia

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