Title: Inauguration of World Health Organization (W.H.O.)Headquarters, Geneva 
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
500 
KPC#
C-283 
MICHEL#
527 
StanGib#
629 
Scott#
509 
Date of Issue
05/03/1966 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
39 won 
Design
W.H.O Headquarters building, Geneva 
Designer
Kim Soon-duek 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
Granite paper; unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
WHO Headquarters Building is to be dedicated on the same day as the opening day of the 19th WHO Congress on May 3, 1966. The World Health Organization was established as a United Nations specialized agency in confirminy with the resolution of its first general assembly in 1946, subsequently effecting its formal inauguration on April 7 1948, with the ratifications by the member-countries of the United Nations.

Republic of Korea was admitted to the WHO as a member during its second Congress held at Rome in 1949. The WHO meets each year in a congress to study the world health problems and it now provides world-wide service which became a fundamental instrument in maintaining and promoting the sanitation and health of the world today. Its major functions are the adoption of the international sanitary regulations concerning prevention of epidemics and quanantine, classification of diseases and causes of death, standardization of purity and virtue of medicines, exchange of information, and population problem.

The WHO has contributed greatly for the health and welfare of the mankind during the past 19 years. The organization now enjoys as large membership as 125 countries including Korea and it is about to be housed in a new headquarters building with its renewed determination to serve all the mankind even more actively as well as extensively.