The Universal Postal Union's attention has been drawn to various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, on websites or via regular mail or fax, falsely stating that the UPU has the authority to confer official recognition upon alleged "sovereign citizens", or to grant some kind of formal status to such individuals.
UPU official statement concerning "sovereign citizens" and similar movements
Ethiopia, UPU sign Congress agreement
The Universal Postal Union and the government of Ethiopia on 8 March signed an agreement for hosting of the 2018 UPU Extraordinary Congress in Addis Ababa.
Call for projects
The UPU's Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility (FITAF) has launched a call for projects to support 20 Posts in the development of digitized postal financial services toward financial inclusion, with the ultimate goal of adding 250 million postal accounts by 2020.
UPU signs MOU with OTIF
The Universal Postal Union and the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate cooperation on the international carriage of postal items.
Easy Export Programme pilot launched in Morocco
The trade facilitation initiative was launched by the UPU and the Moroccan government in Rabat on 18 January with a view to helping more Moroccan small businesses trade their wares on the global market.