World Peace Day Coloring Pages

A diplomatic stir occurred when Lions Clubs International sponsored a competition for six posters to be used for International Day of Peace commemorative stamps issued by the UN Postal Administration. A poster by 15-year-old Taiwanese school student Yang Chih-Yuan was announced as one of the winners, but the announcement was withdrawn. Taiwan media reports, Taiwan Lions Club and the government of Taiwan claimed the decision not to use the poster resulted from pressure from China; the rejection of the student’s painting on political grounds did not reflect the ideals of the International Day of Peace. The UN issued a statement that, although in the short list of eight designs, “due to an internal misunderstanding and miscommunication, Mr. Yang’s proof got publicized in error as one of the six stamps intended to be issued. ” The government of Taiwan (Republic of China) later issued a stamp containing the image.

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