One world. One postal network.

The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation.

 

The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation.

 
  • China’s postal industry booms despite COVID-19
    05.08.2020

    China’s postal business has grown in the first five months of 2020.

    China’s postal industry booms despite COVID-19
    China’s postal industry booms despite COVID-19 Read
  • UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs
    31.07.2020

    Zambia is the first of 37 least developed countries (LDCs) to receive a shipment of protective masks through a joint project organized by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations specialized agency for international postal cooperation, and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

    UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs
    UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs Read
  • I learn something new every day: A Conversation with UPU’s Sandra Bonfigli
    20.04.2020

    “The UPU is at the centre of a global network, and UPU staff, including the wonderful people I work with, are working tirelessly to help improve the situation of countries.”

    I learn something new every day: A Conversation with UPU’s Sandra Bonfigli
    I learn something new every day: A Conversation with UPU’s Sandra Bonfigli Read
  • Welcome to the new UPU.int
    29.07.2020

    We’ve redesigned our website with you in mind. Let us take you on a tour of the new functions and features.

    Welcome to the new UPU.int
    Welcome to the new UPU.int Read

Information about the 27th Universal Postal Congress

The 27th Universal Postal Congress was scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 10 to 28 August 2020. 

Due to the global spread of COVID-19, the UPU and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire have decided to postpone the Congress. New dates will be proposed once it is felt that the event can be held safely.

For the latest news and updates on the Congress, please check the dedicated web page.

COVID-19: Information and updates from the UPU

The UPU's International Bureau (IB) has been monitoring the disruptions to the global postal supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking to identify possible ways to mitigate its impact – particularly with regard to the widespread restrictions and cancellations of passenger flights.

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Latest publications

Union Postale No.2 2020

Union Postale No.2 2020

7/10/2020Union Postale magazine - established in 1875 - reports on developments from the international postal sector and the UPU primarily to stakeholders from its 192 member countries. 
The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector

The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector

6/3/2020

A new report by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal matters, titled, “The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector” shows postal volumes dropping by 21 percent in 2020. The steep decline is the largest seen by the UPU since it began recording exchanges of electronic data between its 192 member countries in 2010.

The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector

The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector

5/28/2020Impact, scenarios and perspectives for the way forward – May 2020.

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