144 years on, Universal Postal Union satisfies to specify its 21 st Century function


Developed in the Swiss capital Berne in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) precedes the United Nations by more than 70 years, and ended up being a UN specialized company in1948

The UPU stays the main online forum for cooperation in between nationwide postal services, assisting to make sure a really universal network, playing an advisory and mediation function, and supplying technical support. The UPU likewise sets the guidelines for global mail exchanges and makes suggestions to grow and enhance postal services.

With reform of the UPU high up on the program for more than 4 years, the UPU has actually held an Amazing Congress– just the 2nd considering that 1900– with the goal of generating procedures to enhance its decision-making and effectiveness, and boost its significance.

Bishar A. Hussein, Director General of the UPU, highlighted the significance of the conference, stating “the choices you will take today will have a huge result on the future of our Union.”.

The Congress concluded on Friday, with delegates having all accepted a large range of reform propositions. These consist of streamlining election treatments, enhancing local representation and minimizing the contributions offered by Small Island Establishing States (SIDS), which are a few of the most disadvantaged of all UPU member states.

At the Ministerial Method Congress, which occurred 6-7 September and became part of the general occasion, federal government ministers and other senior decision-makers talked about how the postal sector can much better serve countries and residents, aid grow the economy and drive advancement.

With an international network of over 600,000 post workplaces, 5.3 million personnel and physical facilities covering 192 nations, the postal sector is a crucial factor to nationwide and global facilities and plays an essential function in nationwide advancement and in the achievement of the 2030 Program for Sustainable Advancement.