Title : Postage Stamp Commemorationg International Year of the Child-1979  (View SmallSheet)
Stamp Serial#
1133 
KPC#
C-837 
MICHEL#
1158 
StanGib#
1363 
Scott#
1170 
Date of Issue
05/05/1979 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Chidren and IYC Emblem 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The year 1979 is the International Year of the the Child.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its "Declaration of Chilren's Rights", in 1959, the United Nations designated 1979 as the International Year of the Child at its 31st General Assembly in 1976.

A secretariat exclusively in charge of fruitful observance of the IYC was subsequently set up under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), for the successful execution of various welfare policies and programs for children in all member countries of the world.

In the Republic of Korea, too, a special working committee has been established for the planning and implementation of numerous projects and events devoted to the wellbeing of our children. On the occasion of observing the International Year of the Child, the grownups of Korea should be resolved anew, to protect and raise our children more rightly and wisely, so that they can proudly keep abreast with other children of the world.

For the purpose of widely publicizing the International Year of the Child, 1979, at the same time praying for the happiness and smooth development and growth of the children of this entire world, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this commemorative postage stamp.