Press Releases

UPU’s 27th Universal Postal Congress moved to August 2021

UPU’s 27th Universal Postal Congress moved to August 2021

10/29/2020

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has agreed to postpone its 27th Universal Postal Congress until August 2021 when it will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

UPU celebrates World Post Day with focus on hero postal workers, letter-writing and postal development

UPU celebrates World Post Day with focus on hero postal workers, letter-writing and postal development

10/9/2020

Bern, 9 October – In a virtual ceremony held at the Universal Postal Union’s headquarters in Bern, Switzerland today, the UN agency for postal matters celebrated World Post Day with a series of high-profile events.

Switzerland cements top position in UPU’s annual postal index

Switzerland cements top position in UPU’s annual postal index

10/9/2020

Postal Development Report 2020 finds even the most developed postal operators are highly dependent on success of e-commerce due to COVID-19 pandemic

MEDIA ADVISORY

10/6/2020
Universal Postal Union

UPU/ICAO urge support for posts, air cargo carriers and express mail operators during COVID-19 pandemic  

9/1/20201 September 2020 (Montreal/Berne) - The following is a joint statement from the Universal Postal Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization:

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) encourage United Nations member states to continue to support their designated postal operators, air cargo carriers and express mail operators during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and to provide support for future recovery efforts.

UPU World Leaders Forum goes virtual for truly global postal discussion

8/12/2020Berne, 12 August. Following the decision to postpone the Parcel and Post Expo 2020 in Vienna, Austria, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and its partner UKi Media and Events have decided to turn the UPU World Leaders Forum into a virtual event.
UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs

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

7/23/2020

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.