1960 World Refuge Year Issue

Issued to publicize World Refugee Year which was officially launched on 28 June 1959. The idea was initiated by the United Kingdom and approved by the General Assembly in a resolution adopted on 5 December 1958. States members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies were urged to co-operate, in accordance with the national wishes and needs of each country and from a humanitarian point of view, in promoting a World Refugee Year as a practical means of securing increased assistance for refugees throughout the world.

Regular issue: 388

Air mail issue: C124

Souvenir sheet: C124a


Issue date April 7, 1960
Printing method Lithographed
Printer E. A. Wright Bank Note Company
Paper Unwatermarked
Perforation 11½
Sheet size
Subjects World Refugee Year emblem



Further reading

UNHCR World Refugee Year

See also

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