Government ministers and other senior decision-makers will gather on 4 October, 2016, for a high-level event during the 26th Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. These leaders will discuss how Posts can better serve their nations and citizens, help grow the economy and drive development.
UPU Ministerial Conference 2016
The UPU achieves climate neutrality
UNEP published today the 2015 edition of its report "Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN" in which the UPU is listed as one of the 21 climate neutral UN funds, programmes and specialized agencies for 2014. On this occasion, Bishar A. Hussein, UPU Director General declared that "in leading by example through the implementation of greener approaches to managing our activities, resources and facilities, we will prove that sound environmental management makes business sense."
UPU/WMO MOU signed in New York
On the occasion of the fall session of the Chief Executives Board held in New York, Mr A. Bishar Hussein, Director General of the UPU, and Mr Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of the WMO, signed a cooperation agreement. The WMO is the UN specialized agency responsible for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.
Turkey and UPU sign Congress agreement
UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein (l.) and Ambassador Mehmet Ferden Carikci, Turkey's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, have signed the hosting agreement for the 2016 Congress. The signing was held at the Council of Administration's plenary session on November 12. Congress will take place from September 19 – October 7, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Cross border e-commerce
A globalized delivery network is key to e-commerce.