A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights

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One of the six new stamps to promote the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality that were unveiled at UN headquarters ahead of their 5 February official launch by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UN's become the first institution ever to issue a special collection of stamps in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

That's according to the head of global issues at the UN Human Rights Office.

Charles Radcliffe was speaking at the unveiling of the commemorative stamps, which are part of the UN Free & Equal campaign, inside the UN General Assembly building.

Matthew Wells went along to find out more.

Duration: 3'30"

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