Subject catalogue


Listed here are all subjects depicted on the various stamps from the catalogue in alphabetical order. Each subject contains a brief description and links to the relevant stamp issues.


For quick searches there are separate catalogues:


chronological subject catalogue - all subjects from a specific year from 1863 to 2009


category catalogue - all subjects sorted in categories (UN organisations, funds, years, days, conferences)



For persons see the persons catalogue.



1st UNECE Road Safety Week 1990

2nd International Oceanographic Congress, Moscow 1966

2nd UPU Congress, Paris 1878

5th World Forestry Congress, Seattle 1960

9th UPU Congress, London 1929

12th RICAZ, Willemstad 1979

13th UPU Congress, Brussels 1952

14th ECAFE Conference, Kuala Lumpur 1958

15th UPU Congress, Vienna 1964

19th UPU Congress, Hamburg/Salon der Philatelie zum XIX. Weltpostkongress, Hamburg 1984

20th UPU Congress, Washington DC/World Stamp Expo 89, Washington DC 1989

21st UPU Congress, Seoul/Philakorea 1994, Seoul 1994

22nd UPU Congress, Beijing/China 1999, Beijing 1999

50th ILO Governing Body meeting, Brussels 1930


African Year of Tourism 1991

Artwork at the United Nations

Atoms for Peace


CAPEX 78 1978

CCIR 50th anniversary 1979

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)

Child Survival and Development Revolution

Commission on the Status of Women

Consultative Committee for Postal Studies

Convention on the Rights of the Child


Day of Solidarity with South African Political Prisoners

Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Dialogue among Civilizations 2002



ECA 25th anniversary 1983

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA/UNECA)

Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE)

Emblem and flag of the United Nations

ESCAP 40th anniversary 1987

European Refugee Campaign

Expo 58, Brussels


FAO 40th anniversary 1985-1986

FAO 50th anniversary 1995

First Disarmament Decade 1970-1979

First powered flight 75th anniversary 1978

Flag and emblem of the United Nations

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995

Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1963


Global Eradication of Smallpox 1978


Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver 1976

Human Rights Day


IAEA 20th anniversary 1977

IAEA 25th anniversary 1982

IAEA 30th anniversary 1987

IAEA Laboratory Seibersdorf

ICAO 40th anniversary 1984

ICAO 50th anniversary 1994

IFAD 10th anniversary 1987

ILO 50th anniversary 1969

ILO 75th anniversary 1994

IMCO 20th anniversary 1978

IMO 30th anniversary 1988

Inauguration of UNESCO Headquarters, Paris 1958

Inauguration of UPU Headquarters, Berne 1970

Inauguration of WHO Headquarters, Geneva 1966

Intergovernmental Informatics Programme (IIP)

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

International Anti-Apartheid Year 1978

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Book Year 1972

International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

International Co-operation Year 1965 / UNO 20th anniversary 1965

International Conference on Nutrition, Rome 1992

International Court of Justice

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day of Disabled Persons

International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

International Education Year 1970

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP)

International Hydrological Decade 1965-1974

International Hydrological Programme (IHP)

International Labour Office meeting, Berlin 1927

International Labour Organization

International Letter Writing Week

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Year 1990

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Migrants Day

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Mother Language Day

International Polar Year 2007-2008

International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR)

International Space Year 1992

International Telecommunication Union (ITU/UIT)

International Tourist Year 1967

International Women's Day

International Women's Year 1975

International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination 1971

International Year for Human Rights 1968

International Year for the Eradication of Poverty 1996

International Year of Astronomy 2009

International Year of Disabled Persons 1981

International Year of Freshwater 2003

International Year of Microcredit 2005

International Year of Mountains 2002

International Year of Older Persons 1999

International Year of Peace 1986

International Year of Physics 2005

International Year of Planet Earth 2007-2009

International Year of Rice 2004

International Year of Sanitation 2008

International Year of Shelter for the Homeless 1987

International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005

International Year of the Child 1979

International Year of the Family 1994

International Year of the Ocean 1998

International Year of the Potato 2008

International Year of Volunteers 2001

International Year to commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition 2004

International Youth Year 1985

Invention of the Telephone Centenary 1976

IPDC Intergovernmental Council, 4th session, Tashkent 1983

ITU 125th anniversary 1990

ITU Centenary 1965

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, Nairobi 1982



Korean War - individual ships

Korean War - participating countries


Man and the Biosphere Programme

Membership of the United Nations

Membership of the Universal Postal Union


Namibia Day


Onchocersiasis (river blindness)


Paris Postal Conference 1863

Peacekeeping forces - individual countries

Philexafrique II 1979


Regional African Meeting of the World Conference on Human Rights, Tunis 1992

Regional Cultural Capital


Save Borobudur

Save Carthage

Save Sana'a

Save the Acropolis

Save the Monuments of Nubia

Save Venice

Second Disarmament Decade 1980-1989

Second International Polar Year 1932-1933

Security Council

Special Session on Children


Tehran Conference 1943

Telecom 79, Geneva 1979

Telecom 91, Geneva 1991

The Slave Route

The World United Against Malaria 1962

Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific 1985-1994


UNDP 40th anniversary 1990

UNEP 10th anniversary 1982

UNEP 20th anniversary 1992

UNESCO 20th anniversary 1966

UNESCO 30th anniversary 1976

UNESCO 40th anniversary 1986

UNESCO Symposium 'Lenin and the development of science, culture and education', Tampere 1970

UNHCR 20th anniversary 1971

UNHCR 50th anniversary 2001

UNICEF 21st anniversary 1967

UNICEF 25th anniversary 1971

UNICEF 40th anniversary 1986

UNICEF 50th anniversary 1996

UNISPACE 82, Vienna 1982

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro 1992

United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, Vienna 1979

United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm 1972

United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

United Nations Day

United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

United Nations Decade against Drug Abuse 1991-2000

United Nations Decade for Women 1976-1985

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Headquarters

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

United Nations Inter-Agency Campaign on Women's Human Rights in L. America and the Caribbean

United Nations Peacekeeping

United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA)

United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa

United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations 2001

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 10th anniversary 1958

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 15th anniversary 1963

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 25th anniversary 1973

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 30th anniversary 1978

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 40th anniversary 1988

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th anniversary 1998

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th anniversary 2008

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

UNO 10th anniversary 1955

UNO 15th anniversary 1960

UNO 20th anniversary 1965 / International Co-operation Year 1965

UNO 25th anniversary 1970

UNO 30th anniversary 1975

UNO 40th anniversary 1985

UNO 50th anniversary 1995

UNPA 25th anniversary 1976

UPU 50th anniversary 1924

UPU 75th anniversary 1949

UPU 120th anniversary 1994

UPU 125th anniversary 1999

UPU Administrative Conference on Air Mail, The Hague 1927


UPU Centenary 1974


Vienna International Centre


WFP 10th anniversary 1973

WHO 20th anniversary 1968

WHO 25th anniversary 1973

WHO 40th anniversary 1988

WHO 50th anniversary 1998

WHO Collaborating Centres

WMO Centenary 1973

WMO 50th anniversary 2000

World AIDS Day

World Book and Copyright Day

World Communications Year 1983

World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna 1993

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Environment Day

World Food Day

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Forestry Congress

World Habitat Day

World Health Day

World Health Day 1972 - Your heart is your health

World Health Day 1976 - Foresight prevents blindness

World Health Day 1978 - Down with high blood pressure

World Health Day 1980 - Smoking or health - the choice is yours

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Heritage

World Maritime Day

World Mathematical Year 2000

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World No Tobacco Day

World Population Day

World Population Year 1974

World Post Day

World Post Day 1998 - World Stamp Day

World Refugee Year 1959-1960

World Rheumatism Year 1977

World Solar Programme

World Solidarity Fund

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

World Teachers' Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

World Telecommunication Day

World Tourism Conference, Manila 1980

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Organization

World Weather Watch

World Year of Physics 2005

WTO (Tourism) 10th anniversary 1985

WTO (Tourism) 20th anniversary 1995









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