The World In Stamps

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United Arab Republic 1968 : Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Twenty years later, the General Assembly unanimously adopted the decision to declare 1968 as the International Year of Human Rights.

A large number of countries in the world issued postage stamps to commemorate this year and raise awareness of human rights

The above image is for the first day cover of two Egyptian stamps issued on this occasion on 1 July 1968 at the time when the official name of Egypt was the United Arab Republic.

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