India on Third UNIDO General Conference

A commemorative postage stamp on the 3rd United Nations Industrial Development Organisation General Conference :

804 United Nations Industrial Development Organisation [India Stamp 1980]Issued by India

Issued on Jan 21, 1980

Issued for : Indian P & T Department is happy to issue a special postage stamp to commemorate the Third General Conference of UNIDO.

Design of the Stamp : The design of the stamp comprising the logo of the United Nations, industrial wheel and stylised human figures, symbolises international cooperation for industrial development.

First Day Cover
The first day cover designed by Shri Madhusudan Chaudhary depicts the logo of the United Nations with a sunburst of industrial wheels symbolising industrial development.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • The Third General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is being held in New Delhi from the 21st January to the 8th February, 1980. All the Member-States of the United Nations and observers and experts from the Specialised Agencies of the United Nations and several inter-governmental and non-governmental agencies will attend the Conference.
  • UNIDO came into being in January, 1967 persuant to the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote and accelerate the industrialisation of developing countries. UNIDO’s primary responsibility is to assist in promoting and accelerating the industrialisation of developing countries by encouraging the mobilisation of national and international resources. Following the recommendations of the Second General Conference in Lima (Peru) in March, 1975, steps have been taken to establish UNIDO as the 16th Specialised Agency of the United Nations System. In this capacity, UNIDO will play the central role in reviewing and promoting coordination of all activities of the United Nations in the field of industrial development.
  • The Third General Conference of UNIDO in New Delhi will review the world industrial situation with specific reference to industrialisation of developing countries and recommend appropriate strategies for further industrialisation as an essential element of the development process in the 1980s and beyond. The Conference will focus attention on industrial cooperation among developing countries as also on mechanisms to promote the flow of integrated technical and financial assistance to developing countries. It will also review the institutional arrangements for UNIDO with reference to its long range strategy to meet the challenges of industrialisation in the coming decades. The Third General Conference will have an important bearing on the formulation of industrial strategies and policies for the third development decade. It will be the last major conference of the United Nations before the special session of the General Assembly on the New International Economic Order.

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