THE WONDERLAND OF VIETNAMESE STAMPS '99
The world population did reach 5 billion in 1987. This number is going up to 6 billion in 1999. October 12, 1999 is to chosen for marking "The World's 6 Billionth Population Day". Certainly, the world population will be up to 7 billion people, but when? And then it will continue to increase to 8, 10 or 12 billion or not? That quite depends on everyone's consciousness & active response in the coming decades.;.
The best solution is to control population growth rate by satisfying requirements on maternity health care, guaranteeing women's rights, sexual equality, and elimination of hunger & poverty..
In order to mark this significant event, Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "World's 6 billionth person" with one value of 400d..
On the stamp is the number 6 stylised with population growth chart at the milestones of 3, 4, 5 and 6 billions together with the globe of 2-child family each. The light greenness of the earth represents human desire on a happy life only when ensuring population's quality..
Designer : Mr. To Minh Trang (COTEVINA)
Stamp size : 32 x 43 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 20 stamps
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : standard paper with gummed
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