W.H.O. New Headquarters Building, 1966

A commemorative postage stamp on the New Headquarters Building of the World Health Organization :

197-who-headquarters-geneva-nepal-stamp-1966Issued by Nepal

Issued on Nov 11, 1966

Issued by : His Majesty’s Government, Postal Services Department, Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu

Stamp Designed byS. D. ‘Ashanta’

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 1 Rupee

Colour : Purple

Size : New portrait size 3.34 cms. x 2.46 cms.

Perforation : 14 x 13½

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper on reels

Number : Half million

Sheet : 54 Stamps in one sheet

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed at : Jore Ganesh Press Pvt. Ltd., B.I.D., Kathmandu

About : 

  • Standing on sloping, tree-bordered land, near the Palais des Nations in Geneva, WHO‘s new headquarters building comprises two main blocks (a rectangular block and an adjoining cubical block) together with a one story annex. The two main structures present great contrast both in internal arrangement and outward appearance. The building can accommodate hundreds of vehicles, the entire Secretariat, Executive Board at its session, library and temporary offices. In addition, it reserves capacity to meet other expanding needs of the world organisation. Constructed at the estimated cost of 62.5 million swiss francs with an international labour force of 1000 workers and 64 firms working together for 3 million man-hours, the building is ultra modern structurally and architecturally. It was officially opened on May 7, 1966.

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