UPU World Leaders Forum 2023
Tuesday, 24 October to Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Theme: “Across borders and beyond limits: Blueprints for lasting innovation”
4th Extraordinary Congress
Sunday, 1 October to Thursday, 5 October 2023
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Recognizing the need to cope with rapid changes in the postal environment and considering the potential growth opportunities offered by a more inclusive sector, the 27th Universal Postal Congress decided to hold a fourth Extraordinary Congress in 2023 to examine proposals associated with the further opening up of the Union to wider postal sector players, as well as other urgent postal sector issues.
Joint WCO–UPU Global Conference
Tuesday, 6 June to Thursday, 8 June 2023
The conference is jointly organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU), hosted by the Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan Customs and Japan Post, under the theme “Challenges and opportunities for cross-border e-commerce through cooperation between Customs and Posts”.
Fourth joint IATA–UPU webinar: Stakeholders’ compliance and readiness for mail transport under PLACI regimes
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 13:00 - 15:00
Online on Zoom
The fourth IATA–UPU webinar will focus on electronic advance data (EAD) and, more specifically, the EU’s Import Control System 2 (ICS2). It will provide participants with an update on the readiness of European customs authorities, carriers and Posts (from the perspective of both ICS2 countries and non-ICS2 countries).
UPU Conference on Postal Regulation (S3)
Thursday, 11 May 2023, 14:00 - 18:00
Theme: Climate action by the global postal sector
Council of Administration (S3)
Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May 2023
The next CA session will take place from 8 - 12 May 2023.
Postal Operations Council (S3)
Monday, 1 May to Friday, 5 May 2023
POC sessions (1 - 5 May 2023).
Ransomware prevention in the global postal sector
Thursday, 27 April 2023, 11:00 - 12:30
Online on Zoom, live stream on UPU TV
In this open webinar, the UPU .POST team will invite experts and practitioners to provide insight into the latest ransomware trends, statistics, and facts, such as supply chain attacks, double extortion, and ransomware as a service (RaaS). Participants will learn about available best practices and resources to prevent and respond to ransomware attacks.
Innovating equality: The Post as an engine of digital empowerment
Thursday, 9 March 2023, 10:00 - 11:30
Online on Zoom
To mark International Women’s Day 2023 celebrated under the global theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, the UPU convened a cross-sector panel of digital empowerment leaders to share best practices and address some key related questions.
POC Standing Group Meetings 1.2023
Monday, 20 February to Friday, 3 March 2023
The Postal Operations Council (POC) is the technical and operational mind of the UPU and consists of 48 member countries, elected during Congress.The body elects its own chair and meets annually at the UPU's headquarters in Berne.