Title : Commemorative Postage Stamp for the 24th International Youth Skill Olympics to Be Held in Korea 
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Stamp Serial#
1100 
KPC#
C-787 
MICHEL#
1125 
StanGib#
1326 
Scott#
1133 
Date of Issue
08/05/1978 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Skilled Workers' Hands and Symbol 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Print and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
The 24th International Youth Skill Olympics, in which skilled youths from many countries are to display their adeptness at precision and technical ingenuity, will be held for 17 days, from August 30 to September 15 in the southern port city of Busan, Republic of Korea, under the auspices of the Korea Committee of IYSO.

In addition to the 268 youthful technicians from 17 nations, who will vie in a total of 31 events, there are also 141 judges, and a number of observers from non-member countries, who will also attend the international event, bringing the number of participants up to more than 1,000.

The International Youth Skill Olympics is held annually under the direction of the International Organization for IYSO and for the Promotion of Vocational Training of young technicians, transcending political, racial, and religious creeds.

The Republic Korea became a full member of the organization in 1966, and has achieved excellent records all through the eight Skill Olympics ever since. It won the highly coveted top honor at the 23rd Skill Olympics that took place in Utrecht ,the Netherlands, in 1977.

The Ministry of Communications is pleased to issue a commemorative postage stamp carrying the symbol of the contest in the hope that it will prove most successful in the promotion of vocational training, contributing a great deal to the development of the entire world, not to speak of enhancing friendly ties among all 19 of the organization's member nations taking part in the event.