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27 October 1983
5/1983
Commemorative Issue

Anniversaries and Events 1983

Cyprus
The Anniversaries and Events commemorated in the 1983 issue are
  • The 30th Anniversary of E.A.C. (3c)
  • The World Communications Year 1983 (6c)
  • The 25th Anniversary of I.M.O. (13c)
  • The 35th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (15c)
  • The 100th Birth Anniversary of N. Kazantzakis (20c)
  • The 70th Birth Anniversary of Archbishop Makarios III (25c)

30th Anniversary of E.A.C.  

30th Anniversary of E.A.C.

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The generation of electric power has been a very important factor in the progress of modern society. Electricity was introduced into Cyprus round about 1912 by private enterprises. Later its distribution was undertaken by the municipalities until 1952 when the Electricity Authority of Cyprus was established. With the erection of Dhekelia power station in 1953, Moni power station and Dhekelia II power station, which was completed in April 1983, Cyprus has become self-sufficient in meeting its increasing demands for electricity. The stamp of 3c depicts Dhekelia II power station.

1983 World Communications Year  

1983 World Communications Year

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The very great importance of communications for the free contact, mutual understanding and cooperation among individuals and nations has led the General Assembly of the U.N. to proclaim 1983 World Communications Year. The Government of Cyprus, implementing this decision, has established the Cyprus National Communications Committee which among other things has planned various events in order to stress the overall importance of Communications to the people of Cyprus. The stamp of 6c depicts the emblem of the World Communications Day and the flag of Cyprus.

25th Anniversary of I.M.O.  

25th Anniversary of I.M.O.

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The important role which navigation plays in the development of human life and the problems which its rapid growth has created - travel security, protection of human life and property, pollution of sea-waters etc. - led to the establishment, 25 years ago, of the International Maritime Organization which now numbers 124 members. Cyprus became a member of the I.M.O. on 21.11.1973 and has ratified all relevant international conventions. The stamp of 13c depicts a composition of modern ships with an ancient vessel in the background.

35th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  

35th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The safekeeping of those rights derived from that same human nature has always been a high ideal nearly always unattainable. The actual acceptance of these human rights by everybody is even today both a vision and a demand. For this reason the General Assembly of the U.N. proclaimed in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Cyprus, a victim of violation of Human Rights supports substantially and consistently their full implementation. The 15c depicts the emblem of the 35th Anniversary with the map of Europe in the background.

100th Birth Anniversary of N. Kazantzakis  

100th Birth Anniversary of N. Kazantzakis

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Born in Heraclion, Crete, Nicos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is considered a great figure among modern Greek intellectuals. With a vigilant mind and conscience and influenced by the Greek tradition and the cultural movements of his time, Kazantzakis became a writer of universal eminence and succeeded in all forms of written expression: poetry, theatre, prose, essay-writing, travel, translations etc. His visit to Cyprus and his concern for its national fate acquainted Kazantzakis with the island. The 20c stamp depicts his portrait.

70th Birth Anniversary of Archbishop Makarios III  

70th Birth Anniversary of Archbishop Makarios III

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Archbishop Makarios (1913-1977) is the most important figure of modern Cypriot history, not only because of his long lasted role as a leader but also because he put the seal of his vigorous personality on every aspect of Cypriot life. His multi-role as Archbishop, Ethnarch and President of the Republic of Cyprus offered him a prominent place in Cyprus while his struggles on international grounds offered him both universal eminence and recognition. The 25c stamp depicts him in a very typical pose.

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Anniversaries and Events 1983Official FDC Anniversaries and Events 1983

Technical Information

Designer: Andreas Malekos
Size: 27 x 40 mm
Quantities:
c15: 500000
c6: 600000
c20: 250000
c13: 250000
c25: 300000
c3: 250000
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