Press Releases

Press release: On World Post Day, UPU DG says innovation is driving recovery


Switzerland tops UPU’s postal development index, special award given to Poste Italiane for discovery of bullets addressed to Pope Francis

Press Release - UPU to discuss post’s role in global trade at virtual World Leaders Forum

29.09.2021International postal sector to examine “big issue of our time”: Climate change

Press release: To celebrate the ILWC’s 50th anniversary, UPU to announce the “best of the best” from its winning letters

08.09.2021Berne. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Letter-Writing Competition (ILWC), the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will announce the “best of the best” letter from the long-running competition for young people.

Press release: Ivorian PM expresses pride, closing first-ever Sub-Saharan & hybrid Congress

27.08.2021Abidjan/Berne. Prime Minister Patrick Achi closed the 27th Universal Postal Congress in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, today. The Abidjan Congress was the first-ever quadrennial meeting to be held in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Press release: Bangladeshi girl wins 50th UPU International Letter-Writing Competition with thoughts on the pandemic

27.08.2021Abidjan/Berne. Fourteen-year old Nubaysha Islam from Sylhet in Bangladesh today scooped the gold medal in the Universal Postal Union’s 50th International Letter-Writing Competition.

Press release: UPU adopts UN resolution on Chagos Archipelago

27.08.2021Abidjan/Berne. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) – the UN specialized agency for postal matters – has formally acknowledged the Chagos Archipelago as an integral part of the territory of Mauritius.

Press release: Japanese and Slovenian representatives to head UPU (Revised)


Abidjan/Berne. Masahiko Metoki of Japan has been elected the new Director General of the UN specialized agency for postal matters, while Marjan Osvald of Slovenia has been elected as the organization's Deputy Director General.

Press release: Masahiko Metoki of Japan elected new Director General of the Universal Postal Union

25.08.2021Abidjan/Berne. Masahiko Metoki of Japan has been elected the new Director General of the UN specialized agency for postal matters. In the first round of votes, held at the 27th Universal Postal Congress in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, he won 102 votes, compared to 40 votes for Pascal Clivaz of Switzerland and 14 votes for Jack Hamande of Belgium.

Press release: UPU DG: African children can rise to the highest level

23.08.2021Abidjan/Berne. At a press conference held today, the Universal Postal Union’s Director General Bishar A. Hussein informed journalists about UPU's many achievements during his leadership, challenges to the international postal sector and his views about the Post's future.