Title : The 17th INTOSAI Seoul Congress 
Stamp Serial#
2182 
KPC#
C-1675 
MICHEL#
2209 
StanGib#
2526 
Scott#
2065 
Date of Issue
10/19/2001 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
INTOSAI emblem & Nam-dae-moon (South Gate) 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
33mm x 23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 X 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 2 colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Board of Audit and Inspection, Korea will be hosting the 17th INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions) Congress in Seoul from October 21 to 27, 2001. INTOSAI is a professional organization of 179 member countries. Its Congress is held triennially to promote development of audit by sharing information and experiences among the member SAIs. Korea will be the third country in Asia to host the Congress after Japan and the Philippines and at the same time, it will be the first country to host such a Congress in the 21st century.

The Congress will hold various sessions including Theme and Subtheme discussions, Plenary sessions and other meetings. The themes for this Congress will be The Audit of International and Supranational Institutions by SAIs and The Contribution of SAIs to Administrative and Government Reforms. There will also be various events and cultural and tour programs for the participants, to help them gather a better understanding of Korea.

This postage stamp is designed based on the logo of the 17th INTOSAI Congress. The logo places Namdaemun, the south gate of Seoul in the middle to deliver the message that the host of the Congress, welcomes each and every participant from the member SAIs, by fully opening the gate to Korea. The arc over Namdaemun carries the image of members taking their seats in a circle, which symbolizes equal and cooperative relationship and information exchange among the member SAIs. The gradation of the arc expresses the dynamics of the rising sun of the new century, and at the same time denotes the first INTOSAI in the new millennium.