Title : Postage Stamp in Commemoration of the 32nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Paciffic
Stamp Serial#
1231 
KPC#
C-902 
MICHEL#
1256 
StanGib#
1492 
Scott#
1273 
Date of Issue
09/22/1981 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
40Won 
Design
WHO Emblem and Man 
Designer
Lee Boo-yeol 
Image Area
23Ąż33 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The 32nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific meets in Seoul for seven days from September 22, 1981 through September 28.

The meeting is to be attended by 200 persons including the deputies of the 19 Western Pacific member countries and the WHO officials, and others representing such international bodies as the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the UN Development Programme and the International Labor Organization.

Ever since 1949 when our country joined WHO, becoming a member of its Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, we have greatly improved our national health and medical service with assistance from WHO, which has provided us with financial support, technical training and professional advice and information. In close cooperation with WHO, our country is now making every effort to achieve the goal of "Health for all by the Year 2000".

The Regional Committee for the Western Pacific holds a session annually, alternately in Manila, the location of its office, and in any other member country that offers to host it. This is the second time the regional committee meets in Korea, where its 16th session was held in 1965. The items on the agenda of the 32nd session include examining, and making decisions on, its yearly work projects, and searching for ways to improve health and medical service in, and cooperation among, the member countries.

The Ministry of Communications issues this commemorative stamp as a sign of our hope that this meeting will bear successful results, and ultimately contribute to the achievement of WHO's slogan "Health for All by the Year 2000".