Title: International Education Year
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
679 
KPC#
C-419 
MICHEL#
706 
StanGib#
849 
Scott#
700 
Date of Issue
03/10/1970 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
International Education Year emblem on open book 
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
Granite paper; unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
In August, 1968, the United Nations Economic and Social Council resolved to undertake, in close cooperation with all the UN agencies and the UNESCO diversified educational programs aimed at achieving balanced development of education across the world in the coming decade of 1970s.

In November the same year, the 15th general session of the UNESCO decided to sponsor programs dedicated for this purpose and subsequently in December, the 23rd United Nations General Assembly designated the year 1970 as a International Education Year. Furthermore, the General Assembly decided to urge all the member nations of the UN and of its professional organizations to take an initiative act in carrying out this programs while the UNESCO and other related UN professional organizations urged the UN member nations, particularly the governments of the developing countries to spare no cooperation with and assistance for this educational promotion on efforts.

The major educational activities programmed for the International Education Year are directed to achieve the objectives as follows: elimination of adult illiteracy; women's equal right in education; training of semi-skilled workers for development purpose; development of democratic education at primary and middle school levels; stress on aptitude education at middle and high educational institutions; development of educational research; and training of teachers and improvement of on-the-job training.

The Ministry of Communications issues a commemorative stamp with a purpose to stress the importance of education and to promote the spirit of the International Education Year hoping that the education in this country continues to make great contributions to building this nation more prosperous and stronger.