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The national stamp celebrates 125 years of Romania’s presence in the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Romania, 125 de ani in Uniunea Interparlamentara_Romania, 125 years in the Inter-Parliamentary UnionRomfilatelia adds to the Romanian stamp heritage a new project registering an important anniversary for our country, namely 125 years of Romania’s presence in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, global organization acting in favor of peace and international cooperation.

Initially bearing the name of Inter-Parliamentary Conference, and later the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), this worldwide forum was created at the initiative of two parliamentarians, advocates of world peace, William Randal Cremer (United Kingdom) and Frédéric Passy (France). In 1889, the two were joined by 11 parliamentarians from Italy, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Hungary, United States of America, Liberia, 55 from France and 28 from Great Britain, thus tranforming IPU into a permanent institution.

Today, the organization brings together 170 parliaments of the Member States and 11 associate members, with objectives addressing issues of global concern, such as international peace and security, human rights, youth involvement, gender equality, sustainable development by means of dialogue, cooperation and action at a parliamentary level.

The anniversary postage stamp issue Romania, 125 years in the Inter-Parliamentary Union celebrates our country’s presence within the global organization, the Romanian Parliament joining IPU in 1891, at the Third Inter-Parliamentary Conference held in Rome, and can be purchased starting with Monday, April 18th, 2016, in Romfilatelia’s stores in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov,
Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara.

The stamp of the issue refers to senator Vasile Alexandrescu Urechia, founding member of the Romanian Academy and head of the Romanian parliamentary delegation that participated to the Conference in 1891, during which Romania was accepted as a member of the worldwide forum.

The perforated souvenir sheet of the issue marks an important moment of Romania’s history in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, namely the 27th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, held in Bucharest in 1931, when participants were greeted by the historian and politician, Nicolae Iorga, as Romania’s Prime Minister at that time. The stamp of the souvenir sheet illustrates IPU’s logo, in a graphic round perforation concept.

 

The issue is completed by a first day cover, and as page composition were used the sheet of
32 stamps, the minisheet of 8 stamps + 1 label and the perforated souvenir sheet.

Romfilatelia thanks the Parliament of Romania for the documentary support granted in the creation of this postage stamp issue.

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A stamp ennobles the communication by itself; it shares emotions, compresses distances and creates connections; it gathers on its miniature surface “huge” stories about human and material values, including them successfully within the Romanian heritage; A stamp is transformed in time, redefining its role according to the society’s current facts: from an advocate of noble causes and a friend of influential Romanian personalities to a leading messenger of the most important events, or simply, a genuine ambassador of our country and the Romanian people. Do not forget to search for and discover the excitement of a world gathered on the Romanian stamps!

 

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 337 24 42

anamaria.anton@romfilatelia.ro

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