Backgrounders & Factsheets

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.

5 things to know about Option V

5 things to know about Option V

10/25/2019The Universal Postal Union’s third Extraordinary Congress gathered in Geneva 24-26 September 2019 to compromise on changes to the system used to compensate the delivery of inbound international bulky letters and small packets. On 25 September, they found consensus on a new system, known as “Option V”. 
FAQ: Third Extraordinary Congress

FAQ: Third Extraordinary Congress

9/23/2019The UPU may convene an Extraordinary Congress between regular quadrennial Congresses with the support of at least two-thirds of member countries.
FAQ: The Universal Postal Union

FAQ: The Universal Postal Union

4/29/2019Established in 1874, with its headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, the Universal Postal Union is the world’s second oldest international organization. With 192 member countries, the UPU is the primary forum for postal cooperation between governments, Posts, regulators and many other postal sector stakeholders.