UPU or Universal Postal Union was formed in 1874. It is a specialised agency of UNO that coordinates Postal Policies among member nations of UNO. Heinrich Von Stephan founded UPU which has its headquarters in Bern Switzerland.
Switzerland and UPU issued stamps on 09 Oct 1999 ( World Post Day) and to mark 125th Anniversary of UPU. Two stamps issued by Switzerland are in the shape on an envelope and UPU stamps feature hands and Rainbow.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea. It was 17th FIFA World Cup . The Final was played at The International Stadium in Yokohama ,Japan.It was first World Cup to be held in Asia and First one outside of Europe and Americas. China ,Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia made their debuts
Brazil beat Germany 2-0 to lift their fifth title ,the first country to do so. Turkey beat South Korea 3-2 to secure third place in only their second appearance in World Cup Finals.
France issued a set of se-tenant stamps including a round shaped stamp on 28 April 2002 to commemorate the 2002 FIFA World Cup. One stamp features flags of World champions and second stamp features 1998 FIFA World Champion France.
The 1998 FIFA World Cup Football was 16th FIFA World Cup . It was held in France from 10 Jun 1998 to 12 Jul 1998. France hosted it for the second time after 1938. Thirty Two (32) teams participated and France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the final at Stade de France in Saint Denis to lift the trophy. Croatia defeated The Netherlands to clinch the third place.
Croatia , Japan ,Jamaica and South Africa made their first appearances in World Cup finals.
France issued a round shaped stamp on 28 Feb 1998 to commemorate this event.