Title: World Population Year-1974
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Stamp Serial#
889 
KPC#
C-613 
MICHEL#
916 
StanGib#
1096 
Scott#
904 
Date of Issue
04/10/1974 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
World Population Year emblem 
Designer
Pak Kang-chung 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The year 1974 is World Population Year.

The United Nations, during its 25th General Assembly, resolved to declare 1974 World Population Year. Accordingly, it has called upon all the countries of the world to undertake various programs and campaigns to emphasize the need for effective population control. Despite their vigorous efforts to free themselves from poverty, disease and hunger, most of the developing countries of the world have not yet overcome these ohronic human sufferings. They all came to realize that the snowballing population increase, if left unchecked, will cause quick depletion of natural resources, aggravate food shortage and spread environmental pollution, ultimately bringing a catastrophe to all mankind.

In observance of World Population Year which is designed to encourage the world to make a concerted effort in tackling the grave problem of population, our country has embarked on a variety of programs to enlighten the people.

The Ministry of Communications is issuing this special postage stamp in order to inform our people about the significance of World Population Year.