50 years of Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a movement dedicated to human rights of which independence and impartiality are fundamental principles. On 28 May 1961, the first campaign was launched following the appearance of an article in the Observer titled: “The Forgotten Prisoners”.
In 1977 Amnesty received the Nobel Peace Prize. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Amnesty International movement whose first international meeting took place on 22 and 23 July 1961 in Luxembourg-City.
Disgusted by attacks on human rights but driven by hope for a better world, Amnesty International takes action to improve the lives of people by calling for international solidarity. Its members and sympathisers exert influence on governments, political authorities, and intergovernmental organisations.
The association includes more than 3 million members and sympathisers in more than 150 countries and regions.
Luxembourg has 4,000 members and donors of Amnesty International. The mission of Amnesty consists of conducting research and taking action to prevent and stop serious attacks on civil, political, social, cultural, and economic rights.
Amnesty works with and for people around the world so that everyone can enjoy the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
|Price of the series:||3 x 0,60 = 1,80€|
|Drawings:||Pit Wagner (L)|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset by bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||27,66 x 40,20 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.|