Extraordinary CA session called to discuss hosting of Congress

The UPU Council of Administration (CA) will convene on August 29, 2016, to review the situation in Turkey as host country of the 26th Universal Postal Congress. The extraordinary session has been called by CA Chairman Faleh Al-Naemi after a series of discussions involving the UPU International Bureau (IB), the Turkish authorities and the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).

Turkey, UPU hold consultative talks on hosting Congress

The UPU has held a meeting with officials from Turkey to discuss the circumstances surrounding the hosting of the 26th UPU Congress in the light of the prevailing security concerns in Istanbul. The meeting discussed the security situation in Turkey as reported by the Turkish authorities and also the advisory report from the United Nations.

Latin America focus on developing postal sector

UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein (right) met with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis (left) during the High-Level Postal Conference in San José this week. The PUASP-organized forum brought together high-level Latin American dignitaries to discuss how Posts should evolve to meet modern needs.

Hussein calls for alternative ways to finance UPU

UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein today called upon UPU member countries to consider other means to finance the organization instead of the current voluntary class of contribution mechanism. Pictured here are UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein (left) with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

China meeting endorses UPU's rail-post initiative

An international postal forum held in Chongqing, China, passed a declaration supporting a proposal for cross-border e-commerce service via rail transport. Pictured here are Li Guohua, president of the China Post Group (left), with UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein.

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