With a view to facilitating the registration of member country delegations and other eligible participants for the Extraordinary Congress, as well as the related visa applications, the International Bureau (IB) would like to bring to the attention of all prospective participants the guidelines and step-by-step process for successful registration and visa application.
Participation at the Extraordinary Congress
UPU official statement concerning "sovereign citizens" and similar movements
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.
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.