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.

 
  • Solution Spotlight: Postal services in the palm of your hand
    14.01.2022 The UPU is developing mobile apps to help posts reach their customers directly, to help create efficiencies, and to move further into the digital age in a cost-effective way. 
    Solution Spotlight: Postal services in the palm of your hand
    Solution Spotlight: Postal services in the palm of your hand Read
  • UPU welcomes new leadership team
    05.01.2022 The UPU’s incoming Director General, Masahiko Metoki, and Deputy Director General, Marjan Osvald, were honoured during an official welcome and handover ceremony today.
    UPU welcomes new leadership team
    UPU welcomes new leadership team Read
  • SAPO invests in the future of South Africa through literacy programme
    30.12.2021 According to Nomkhita Mona, Group CEO of SAPO, as the national postal operator for South Africa, the operator has a duty to “invest in the future of the country”.
    SAPO invests in the future of South Africa through literacy programme
    SAPO invests in the future of South Africa through literacy programme Read
  • Canada Post eyes green future
    29.12.2021 Canada Post launched an ambitious environmental plan to help create a more sustainable operation over the coming decades.
    Canada Post eyes green future
    Canada Post eyes green future Read

The 27th Universal Postal Congress in Côte d'Ivoire

The 27th Universal Postal Congress took place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 9 to 27 August 2021.

Read the closing press release.

Read the closing speech of the Director General of the UPU.

Watch the inspiring Congress video, Promises Kept: 2013-2022

Read "Promises Kept"

Check the dedicated web page

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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.

The UPU also supports the postal network, which has been an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has created a specific programme Post4Health to promote and enhance that role and in particular in the health sector. 

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Latest publications

Union Postale No.4 2021

Union Postale No.4 2021

23.12.2021

This edition of UNION POSTALE features the reflections of UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein and Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz as they prepare to hand the organization over to its newly elected leadership team in January 2022.

Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World

Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World

19.11.2021The publication Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World considers the evolution of the UPU’s terminal dues system over the last 50 years from its origins to the present day, and analyzes the major policy and market factors that have shaped, and continue to shape, the evolution of this pillar of the global postal network.
Innovating Digital Financial Services for Posts

Innovating Digital Financial Services for Posts

01.11.2021

A cross-sectional study on the potential and pathways for innovations in postal digital financial services.

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