Cyprus: 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe

Date of issue: 10/9/2019

In 2019, Cyprus Post participated actively in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe by issuing a commemorative stamp. The main message of the anniversary is: “Our Rights, our Freedoms, our Europe”. During its 70-year operation, the Council of Europe has significantly contributed to promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

The Republic of Cyprus is an active member of the Organisation based in Strasbourg, since 24 May 1961. The Republic has also undertaken the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers five times and the last time was from November 2019 to May 2017. The active participation of the Cyprus Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is remarkable.


75th Anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Organisation

The International Civil Aviation Organisation is a UN specialised agency. Established on 1.12.1944 under the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ICAO has 192 State parties and its headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

ICAO’s core mandate is to promote a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector and to facilitate passengers.

Cyprus validated the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation by Law No 213/83 according to which ICAO’s standards and recommendations are immediately applicable to domestic law in Cyprus.


20 Year EMS Cooperative

The EMS Cooperative was created at the 22nd Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), in Beijing of China on the 10th September 1999.
EMS is an international postal express mail service, for documents and merchandise, offered by postal operators of the UPU, connecting every business and citizen in more than 180 countries and territories worldwide. The EMS Cooperative promotes cooperation among its member Posts to provide a high-quality, reliable and visible express mail service worldwide.


Based on information supplied by the Cyprus Post Office, Philatelic Department, Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus.


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