Subject catalogue - chronological

 

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

 

Organizations and general subjects can be found in alphabetical order in the ordinary subject catalogue or divided into groups in the category catalogue.

 

For persons see the persons catalogue.

 

 

1863

Paris Postal Conference

 

1878

2nd UPU Congress, Paris

 

1924

UPU 50th anniversary

 

1927

International Labour Office meeting, Berlin

UPU Administrative Conference on Air Mail, The Hague

 

1929

9th UPU Congress, London

 

1930

50th ILO Governing Body meeting, Brussels

 

1932-1933

Second International Polar Year

 

1943

Tehran Conference

 

1949

UPU 75th anniversary

 

1952

13th UPU Congress, Brussels

 

1955

UNO 10th anniversary

 

1958

14th ECAFE Conference, Kuala Lumpur

Expo 58, Brussels

Inauguration of UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 10th anniversary

 

1959-1960

World Refugee Year

 

1960

5th World Forestry Congress, Seattle

UNO 15th anniversary

 

1962

The World United Against Malaria

 

1963

Freedom from Hunger Campaign

Paris Postal Conference Centenary

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 15th anniversary

 

1964

15th UPU Congress, Vienna

 

1965-1974

International Hydrological Decade

 

1965

ITU Centenary

UNO 20th anniversary / International Co-operation Year

 

1966

2nd International Oceanographic Congress, Moscow

European Refugee Campaign

Inauguration of WHO Headquarters, Geneva

UNESCO 20th anniversary

 

1967

International Tourist Year

UNICEF 21st anniversary

 

1968

International Year for Human Rights

WHO 20th anniversary

 

1969

ILO 50th anniversary

 

1970-1979

First Disarmament Decade

 

1970

Inauguration of UPU Headquarters, Berne

International Education Year

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

UNO 25th anniversary

 

1971

International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination

UNHCR 20th anniversary

UNICEF 25th anniversary

 

1972

International Book Year

United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm

World Health Day 1972 - Your heart is your health

 

1973

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 25th anniversary

WFP 10th anniversary

WHO 25th anniversary

WMO Centenary

 

1974

UPU Centenary

World Population Year

 

1975

International Women's Year

UNO 30th anniversary

 

1976-1985

United Nations Decade for Women

 

1976

Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver

Invention of the Telephone Centenary

UNESCO 30th anniversary

UNPA 25th anniversary

World Health Day 1976 - Foresight prevents blindness

 

1977

IAEA 20th anniversary

World Rheumatism Year

 

1978

CAPEX 78

First powered flight 75th anniversary

Global Eradication of Smallpox

IMCO 20th anniversary

International Anti-Apartheid Year

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 30th anniversary

World Health Day 1978 - Down with high blood pressure

 

1979

12th RICAZ, Willemstad

CCIR 50th anniversary

Inauguration of Vienna International Center

International Year of the Child

Philexafrique II

Telecom 79

United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, Vienna

 

1980-1989

Second Disarmament Decade

 

1980

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

World Tourism Conference, Manila

 

1981

International Year of Disabled Persons

United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Paris

 

1982

IAEA 25th anniversary

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, Nairobi

UNEP 10th anniversary

UNISPACE 82, Vienna

 

1983

ECA 25th anniversary

IPDC Intergovernmental Council, 4th session, Tashkent

World Communications Year

 

1984

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

ICAO 40th anniversary

 

1985-1986

FAO 40th anniversary

 

1985-1994

Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific

 

1985

International Youth Year

UNO 40th anniversary

WTO (Tourism) 10th anniversary

 

1986

International Year of Peace

UNESCO 40th anniversary

UNICEF 40th anniversary

 

1987

ESCAP 40th anniversary

IAEA 30th anniversary

IFAD 10th anniversary

Inauguration of Austria Center Vienna

International Year of Shelter for the Homeless

 

1988

IFAD 10th anniversary

IFAD Seminar on Agricultural Loans for Women

IMO 30th anniversary

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 40th anniversary

WHO 40th anniversary

 

1989

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

Vienna International Centre 10th anniversary

 

1990

1st UNECE Road Safety Week

International Literacy Year

ITU 125th anniversary

UNDP 40th anniversary

United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Paris

 

1991-2000

United Nations Decade against Drug Abuse

 

1991

African Year of Tourism

Telecom 91

 

1992

International Conference on Nutrition, Rome

International Space Year

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

UNEP 20th anniversary

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro

 

1993

World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna

 

1994

21st UPU Congress, Seoul/Philakorea 1994, Seoul

ICAO 50th anniversary

ILO 75th anniversary

International Year of the Family

UPU 120th anniversary

 

1995

FAO 50th anniversary

Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing

UNO 50th anniversary

WTO (Tourism) 20th anniversary

 

1996

International Year for the Eradication of Poverty

UNICEF 50th anniversary

 

1998

IFAD 20th anniversary

International Year of the Ocean

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th anniversary

WHO 50th anniversary

World Post Day 1998 - World Stamp Day

 

1999

22nd UPU Congress, Beijing/China 1999, Beijing

International Year of Older Persons

UPU 125th anniversary

 

2000

WMO 50th anniversary

World Mathematical Year

 

2001

International Year of Volunteers

UNHCR 50th anniversary

United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Brussels

United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

 

2002

Dialogue among Civilizations

International Year of Mountains

Special Session on Children

 

2003

International Year of Freshwater

 

2004

International Year of Rice

International Year to commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition

 

2005

International Year of Microcredit

International Year of Physics

International Year of Sport and Physical Education

World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis

World Year of Physics

 

2007-2008

International Polar Year

 

2007-2009

International Year of Planet Earth

 

2008

International Year of Sanitation

International Year of the Potato

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th anniversary

 

2009

International Year of Astronomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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