Title : POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATIVE OF THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF ASIA-PACIFIC BROADCASTING UNION
Stamp Serial#
1350 
KPC#
C-1000 
MICHEL#
1375 
StanGib#
1624 
Scott#
1376 
Date of Issue
06/30/1984 
Quantity
3,500,000 
Denomination
70Won 
Design
T.V., Microphone and ABU Emblem 
Designer
Lee, Keun-moon 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agrency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
July 1, 1984 marks the 20th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union.

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) was establighed as a professional association of broadcasting organizations in the region of Asia and the Pacific.

Its establishment was conceived during the fifth and final conference of the Asian Broadcaster's Conference (ABC) held in Seoul in 1963, hosted by the Korean Broadcasting System. There the statutes of the ABU were adopted and it was decided that the Union should be formally established on July 1, 1964.

The ABU was created with the objectives of supporting the interests of broadcasting organizations with in the region, promoting the study of all broadcasting-related problems and exchanges of intormation, assisting in the development to broadcasting for the purpose of education and national devdlopment, and advancing international friendship and goodwill through the medium of broakcasting. At the creation of the Union, membership and 10 assouciate memberships were created, but today, 20 years afrer its creation, the Union has grown to have 69 member organizations.

The major activities of the ABU are: satellite coordination; TV news exchange; programme and information exchange; cooperation in sports broadcasting, copyrights and legal matters, hosting programme prize competitions; technical cooperation through its Technical Centre, training for broadcasters in the region and publication of infomation; developing relations with other international organizations; etc.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in order to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, and also to express the hope that cultural exchanges through broadcasting will contribute to common understanding among all its member nations.