The Postal Operations Council 2021.1 session
Monday, 19 April to Friday, 23 April 2021
IB UPU, Berne
Members and observers of the Postal Operations Council (POC) are invited to attend the first regular session of the Postal Operations Council in 2021 (POC 2021.1). This session will be held remotely via the International Bureau’s virtual conferencing platform from 19 to 23 April from 12.00 to 16.00 CET (UTC+1).
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Switzerland has prohibited the holding of all public events as of 12 December 2020 until further notice. Meetings of international organizations with participants from member countries or external delegates are considered public events.
Nonetheless, in order to comply with the requirements of the UPU General Regulations that sessions of the POC be held physically at least in part, an exception is being sought from the Swiss Government for the physical attendance of a very limited number of participants from the delegation of the POC Chairs (Japan). Accordingly, representatives of all other POC members and observers may only participate remotely. Information on the pandemic is available on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health at www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home.html.
All delegates from POC members and observers attending the session remotely are required to register. A new platform for remote participation is being developed with new registration procedures. Technical details relating to remote participation and instructions for registration will be forwarded shortly in a separate circular letter.
Invitation Letter POC