Title : President Kim, Dae-jung's Nobel Peace Prize commemoration 
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Stamp Serial#
2118 
KPC#
C-1628 
MICHEL#
2145 
StanGib#
2455 
Scott#
2043 
Date of Issue
12/09/2000 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Peaceful conversation 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seok 
Image Area
40mm*30mm 
Perforation
°˘ 13 
Sheet Composition
5*4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
President Kim, Dae-jung was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2000 for his life's work for the advancement of democracy and human rights in South Korea and East Asia, and particularly for opening the door to peace and reconciliation with North Korea.

The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually to those who have made the greatest contributions to humankind in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economic sciences from a fund bequeathed for that purpose by Alfred Bernhard Nobel. Widely regarded as the most prestigious among the Nobel Prizes, the Nobel Peace Prize has heen awarded 80 times since the first prize was shared by Henri Dunant, the rounder of the Red Cross, and Frederic Passy, the founder of’ the French Peace Society (Ligue internationale et permanente de la paix) in 1901. The awarding of the prize had been interrupted for three years from 1940 to 1942 due to World War II and no recipients were named in 16 separate years. As further testimonial to the reputation of the Peace Prize, past laureates including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State. Willy Brandt, former West German Chancellor, Mother Teresa, Archbishop Desmord Tutu, the leader of the Anglican Church of South Africa, and Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), all have made a significant difference in the world by their efforts toward peace and reconciliation.

The Ministry of Information and Communication is proud to release a commemorative stamp to celebrate and honor the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Kim Dae-jung on this 99th anniversary of the Nobel Prize.