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UNPA Issued Stamp on 40th Anniversary of Eradication of Smallpox

The World Health Organization commemorated the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication in December 2019, recognizing the historic moment on 9 December 1979 when the end of smallpox was confirmed to have been eradicated. Five months later, in May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly issued its official declaration that ‘the world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox’.

Issue Date:08.05.2020 Designer:Sergio Baradat (United Nations) Printer:Cartor Security Printing (France) Process:Offset lithography Size:40 mm x 30 mm

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