About Council of Administration

The 2015 CA session will take place from 26 October to 13 November 2015.

The Council of Administration (CA) consists of 41 member countries and meets annually at UPU headquarters in Berne. The Council ensures the continuity of the UPU's work between Congresses, supervises its activities and studies regulatory, administrative, legislative and legal issues.

Power to approve

To ensure that the UPU is able to react quickly to changes in the postal environment, the CA has the power to approve proposals by the Postal Operations Council for the adoption of regulations or new procedures until the next Congress. The Universal Postal Congress convenes every four years.

Promotion and coordination

The CA can also take measures it considers necessary to resolve urgent issues. It approves the UPU's biennial budget and accounts, as well as yearly updates on the UPU's strategy and budget. The Council is also responsible for promoting and coordinating all aspects of technical assistance among member countries.

Interactive CA organization chart

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  • Council of administration (CA)
    • Management Committee
    • CA plenary
      Chair: Qatar
      Vice-chair: Argentina, Bulgaria, Côte d'Ivoire (Rep.) and Turkey

      • Committee 1
        (Governance and regulatory issues)
        Chair: Norway
        Vice-chair: Saudi Arabia

        • Reform of the Union
          (CA/POC)
        • Acts of the Union
        • Regulatory issues
        • Governance on remuneration
      • Committee 2
        (Finance and administration)
        Chair: India and Japan
        • Finance and internal audit
        • Human resources
      • Committee 3
        (Strategy)
        Chair: South Africa
        Vice-chair: Canada

        • Future strategy
          (CA/POC)
        • Programme and budget prioritization and allocation
          (CA/POC)
        • Monitoring and evaluation
      • Committee 4
        (Development cooperation)
        Chair: Barbados
        Vice-chair: France

        • Technical cooperation and postal sector development
          (CA/POC)
        • Macro postal sector economy
        • Sustainable development
        • Financial inclusion
      • Consultative committee (CC)
    • Forum on postal regulation