Title : Postage Stamp to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Korea's Membership in I.T.U.
Stamp Serial#
1046 
KPC#
C-742 
MICHEL#
1072 
StanGib#
1273 
Scott#
1054 
Date of Issue
01/31/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Microwave Spreading throughout the Whole World by Satellite Antenna 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
This year, 1977, marks the 25th anniversary of Korea's entry, on 31 January 1952, into the International Telcommunications Union and its participaiton in the various activities of the Union.

The ITU was founded on 7 May 1865 as the International Telegraph Union by the delegates from 20 countries in Paris, and later was renamed as the Inetrnational Telecommunications Union in 1932. The Union is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has 152 member countries.

The purposes of the union as set forth in the Intenational Telecommucations Convention are:
---to maintain and extend international cooperation for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications of all kinds.
---to promote the development of technical faciities and their most efficient operation with a view to improving the efficiency of telecommunication services, and
---to harmonize the action of nations in the attainment of those ends.

The fast pace of development in Korea's telecommunications in the past decade is ascribed to the successful implementation of a series of Five-Year Expansion Plans. The fourth Five-Year Plan to be launched this year will emphasize balanced and full-fledged telecommunicaions systems between urban and rural areas, and continuous expansion and implement of the international telcommunications systems.

On this oppurtunity of observing the 25th anniversary of Korea's entry into the ITU, the Ministry of Communicatons is issuing a commemorative postage stamp in the hope that the ITU will further devote itself to the promotion of mankind's welfare and world peace as well.