Oman Post releases special stamp to mark World Children’s Day
Marking World Children’s Day, Oman Post launched a commemorative stamp recently. It was launched in collaboration with Children First Association under the patronage of H H Sayyida Dr Mona bint Fahad al Said, head of the association, at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
The launch event was part of a week-long programme that advocated inalienable rights of children. The event also marked the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
H H Sayyida Dr Mona said, “We are working closely with Unicef Oman, local communities across the sultanate, public and private sector partners to ensure every Omani child realises his or her full potential. Our collaboration with Oman Post to launch the World Children’s Day stamp transcends commemoration and is meant to raise awareness over the Convention on the Rights of the Child and achieve real and impactful change for children.”
The event was also attended by Abdulmalik Albalushi, chief executive officer, Oman Post, among other public and private sector representatives. The new stamp features a drawing by an Omani child, who was the winner of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the CRC.
Albalushi said, “The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history and Oman has been a leading supporter ensuring children’s rights are met whether in government or civil society. This cause has been an inspiration for us to join hands with the Children First Association and support their efforts through the launch of this exclusive commemorative stamp. We are honoured to leverage Oman
Post’s reach to spread the message of hope and well-being for the leaders of tomorrow.”
Major landmarks were lit up in Unicef's signature blue colour, including the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Children’s Library, Muscat International Airport, Salalah Airport, Duqm Airport, Bahla Fort, Muttrah Fort and Burj al Sahwa.