Title : Postage Stamps in Commemoration of the International Year of Disabled Persons
Stamp Serial#
1207 
KPC#
C-885 
MICHEL#
1232 
StanGib#
1468 
Scott#
1246 
Date of Issue
04/20/1981 
Quantity
7,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
IYDP Emblem and the Disabled 
Designer
Lee Keun-moon 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The year 1981 has been declared by the United Nations, "International Year of Disabled Persons".

The designation of an international year is intended to achieve social integration of the 450 million physically or mentally handicapped persons around the world by promoting their "full participation and complete equality". The UN also urged that all nations make and carry out a welfare policy for their disabled persons suitable for their particular situation.

In our country, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs, organized in July, 1980, the National Committee for IYDP Commemorative Activities, which adopted Rehabilitation, Self-reliance and Helping to bring forth a welfare state as the direction for its activities. The Committee has since been working for, among others, the prevention and early detection of disablement opportunity, and the legislation to support all these. April 20 is designated as Day of Disabled Persons, when various commemorative functions will be observed to direct the nation's attention to the disaabled. It is hoped that the commemorative functions will not end in formalism, but serve to enlist the entire nation's help with national projects that should be carried out as the first step in laying the foundation for a welfare state.

The Ministry of Communications issues these stamps in order to make the meaningful "International Year of Disabled Persons" known throughout the country and the world, and also to show our good wishes for their welfare and happiness.