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24 October 1995
7/1995
Commemorative Issue

Anniversaries and Events 1995

Cyprus
The Anniversaries and Events commemorated in the 1995 issue are
  • The 50th Anniversary of the United Nations (10c)
  • The Volleyball Centennial (15c)
  • The European Nature Conservation Year (20c)
  • The World Clay Target Shooting Championship (25c)

50th Anniversary of the United Nations  

50th Anniversary of the United Nations

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The UNO Charter was signed in San Francisco on the 26th of June 1945 and entered into force on the 24th of October of the same year. Fifty years after the establishment of the UNO, the unstable and volatile nature of the post cold-war era continue to threaten the hopes and dreams of the peoples of the world. The United Nations will have to redefine its role in the international problems, including the Cyprus issue. On the basis of the noble principles of Freedom, Democracy and Justice, the UNO is called upon once more to consolidate peaceful coexistence amongst the nations and to lay the foundations for a qualitative upgrading of living standards. The events and activities planned for the 50th Anniversary of the International Organization will underline the achievements, functions, importance, needs, and the new role which the UN must play in order to respond to the expectations of humanity.

Source: Department of Postal Services, Republic of Cyprus.

Volleyball Centennial  

Volleyball Centennial

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The game of volleyball was the invention of the William Morgan from the USA. It is a compilation of the rules and elements of several of the ball-games which have been played since antiquity. The game consists of two teams of six players each, in a court 18m x 9m. The court is divided into two equal halves by the central line over which a net is vertically placed at a fixed height. The aim of the players is to send the ball over the net in accordance to the rules, on the floor the opposing team's side of the court. The International Volleyball Federation was established in Paris in 1947 by 15 founding states. It now includes 203 Member Federations and about 100 million sportsmen and women. The Cyprus Volleyball Federation (CVF) was established in 1978 by 20 founding clubs and immediately became a member of the European Confederation and the International Federation. On the international level, the CVF take part in the Promotion Cup and the European Small Nations Games with its national Men's and Women's teams. It also participates in the Pan-European Young Athletes' Championship. On the Club Level, Cyprus clubs take part in Champion's Cups, Cup-Winners' Cups, and games of the European Volleyball Confederation.

Source: Department of Postal Services, Republic of Cyprus.

European Nature Conservation Year  

European Nature Conservation Year

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The Council of Europe has been at the vanguard of efforts to raise the environmental consciousness of Europeans for almost thirty years. Amongst the initiatives promoted by it include the creation of a network of nature reserves. Because the threats to the environmental are so powerful, large in number, and spread throughout Europe, the Council of Europe has decided to establish 1995 as European Nature Conservation Year, with special emphasis on the need to conceive nature outside special protected areas.

Source: Department of Postal Services, Republic of Cyprus.

World Clay Target Shooting Championship  

World Clay Target Shooting Championship

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The Shooting Association of Cyprus is a member of both the Cyprus Athletic Organization and the Cyprus Olympic Committee. In April 1992 the Association submitted its candidacy to the International Shooting Association for organizing the 1995 World Clay target Shooting Championship. The I.S.F. General Assembly approved the application the same year. The championship was held in June 1995 at the Cyprus Olympic Shooting Complex in Latsia. The events comprised of moving a target (clay discus), trap, skeed and double trap in the categories of men, women, and juveniles. 550 athletes from 64 countries participated in the event which is considered to be the greatest event ever organized in Cyprus. In women's double trap there were two new world records by Italian Deborah Selicio who scored 113/120 and 139/160.

Source: Department of Postal Services, Republic of Cyprus.

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Anniversaries and Events 1995

Technical Information

Dimensions: 40 x 30 mm
Designers:
10c: Soteris Hadjimichael
15c: Stelios Karamallakis
20c: Ermis Georgiades
25c: Soteris Hadjimichael
Quantities:
10c: 500000
15c: 500000
20c: 500000
25c: 150000
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