Press Releases

UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs

7/31/2020Zambia 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).

WLF at Parcel and Post Expo 2020 offers postal community a powerful platform in turbulent times


The Universal Postal Union (UPU) today said the World Leaders Forum (WLF), to be held at the prestigious Parcel and Post Expo on 12 October in Vienna Austria, can be a powerful platform for the postal community to express their voices during turbulent times.

Using UPU’s standards, Haypost and Russian Post launch new money transfer system in CIS region

7/1/2020Haypost CJSC, Armenia’s national postal operator, and Russian Post, today launched a new, modernized money transfer service in the two countries. The transfer system uses standards adopted by the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

UPU’s message to migrants: You are not alone

6/15/2020Berne. On the International Day of Family Remittances, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers its full support to migrants seeking to send money home to their families in these extremely challenging times.

UPU reports record drop in global postal volumes

5/28/2020A 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.

IATA / UPU Warn of Air Capacity Shortage

5/4/2020The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis.

Posts provide essential social and financial services during pandemics and beyond

4/30/2020The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for coordinating international postal services, is highlighting how Posts are connecting citizens with essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPU and WCO act to support postal supply chain, mitigate COVID-19 pandemic

4/20/2020In a letter dated 15 April, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the World Customs Organizations (WCO) stress the importance of cooperation between customs administrations and postal operators to support the global postal supply chain and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPU postpones 27th Universal Postal Congress

4/20/2020Berne. The following is a statement from the Director General of the Universal Postal Union, Bishar A. Hussein:

Posts access Asia-Europe rail network to reduce huge mail backlog

4/16/2020Berne. In a world first, mail-only trains from China are helping clear the huge backlog of mail destined for Europe and deliver medical supplies.