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.

 
  • UPU launches new work on modernizing postal sector
    29.11.2021 The UN specialized agency for the postal sector began work on its new strategy and business plan during sessions of its Council of Administration and Postal Operations Council.
    UPU launches new work on modernizing postal sector
    UPU launches new work on modernizing postal sector Read
  • As old as the nation: History of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    25.11.2021 The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the U.S. Postal Service’s law enforcement arm, has been operating for 246 years. William Goddard was the very first postal inspector, called surveyor at the time, hired to regulate post offices
    As old as the nation: History of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    As old as the nation: History of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Read
  • The biggest cases of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    25.11.2021

    In the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s 246-year history, inspectors have been involved in many high-profile cases, investigating crimes, arresting suspects and helping to bring some of the nation’s biggest criminals to justice.

    The biggest cases of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    The biggest cases of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Read
  • Postal security champions: PUASP receives the first PSG Chairman Award
    22.11.2021 Postal security is a vital area of focus for postal operators. Yet, security is often one of the first areas to lose funding and staff when budgets are tight, such as during the pandemic
    Postal security champions: PUASP receives the first PSG Chairman Award
    Postal security champions: PUASP receives the first PSG Chairman Award 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

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.

Union Postale No. 3 2021

Union Postale No. 3 2021

28.10.2021It was a long road to Abidjan but, as you will read in this edition of Union Postale, we reached our destination safely and successfully.

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