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International Co-operation Year, 1965

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Name Value
Date of Issue March 3, 1965
Year 1965
Quantity 26,660,000
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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On November 21, 1963, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution whereby the year 1965, the twentieth year of the establishment of the United Nations, would be designed as International Co-operation Year. The Assembly called upon all member countries to publicize the activities of international co-operation in which they were engaged and to draw up plans to promote the objectives of International Co-operation Year. Canada was a member of the preparatory committee for this project and is now a member of the United Nations Committee for I.C.Y. In the past few years, Canada has issued several postage stamps honouring United Nations activities and once again joins other member nations, this time in producing a special stamp to mark International Co-operation Year. The stamp shows two hands clasped, a symbol of international co-operation, surrounded by the United Nations Wreath. Canada's maple leaf is shown in a quadrangle symbolizing Canada as a link between other countries in the furtherance of international co-operation. Canadian projects in this field include the Canadian Mysore project, developed during the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, a library project in Tanganyika, the opening of International House for foreign students at the University of Toronto, and the establishment of reception and welfare services for other foreign students and trainees in 25 cities across Canada. In addition to these projects, the Canadian Committee will associate itself with the extension of programmes to provide material aid by helping organizations to increase the sending of food, clothing and medical supplies to benefit a number of countries. Canada will iniate new projects to collect machinery, technical equipment, film broadcasting equipment and art materials to be sent to foreign schools and institutions. It is also planned to increase the number of volunteers sent abroad under the auspices of the Canadian University Service Overseas and to develop and exchange opportunities. The Canada Post Office is proud to help this nation mark the achievements of international co-operation.


Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser. Picture engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Donald J. Mitchell.

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1965.

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