UNIC Nairobi Partners with Postal Corporation of Kenya to Launch SDGs Commemorative StampsTirus Wainaina
In marking World Post Day 2017, UNIC Nairobi and the Postal Corporation of Kenya launched the first phase of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stamps at an event held in Nairobi on 09 October 2017. Stamps with four SDGs signature images will now be made available to the public for purchase at 35 Kenya shillings for local mails, 90 shillings for continental mails and 135 shillings for overseas mails.
The event was also attended by Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary accompanied by other top officials from government. Also in attendance were UN officials and students from various schools across Kenya that had participated in a letter writing competition and emerged winners.
One primary school student – Joyline Chepng’eno from Rift Valley Kenya read her letter in which she addressed the UN Secretary General on insecurity and unemployment as the greatest impediments to development in Kenya.
In this first phase, the stamps will bear four sustainable development goals including affordable and clean energy, climate action, life below water and life on land. The next phase is scheduled early next year.
The joint commemoration of World Post Day by UNIC Nairobi and the Postal Corporation of Kenya is as a result of the continuing partnership that UN has established with the Government of Kenya.
See photos of the event on: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unicnrbkenya/albums/72157687110598050