Press Releases

UPU bolsters solidarity effort for Ukraine

UPU bolsters solidarity effort for Ukraine

06.05.2022The Universal Postal Union (UPU) – a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation – has launched an additional channel of support for the Ukrainian Post (Ukrposhta) through its Quality of Service Fund.
Japan provides UPU 2 million USD to support sustainable development, pledges funds for Ukraine

Japan provides UPU 2 million USD to support sustainable development, pledges funds for Ukraine

04.05.2022Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications has announced the government’s voluntary contribution of 260,597,000 Japanese Yen (2 million USD) to UPU projects on disaster risk management, digital transformation, e-commerce and other initiatives supporting sustainable development objectives.
Universal Postal Union calls for donations to support postal services in Ukraine

Universal Postal Union calls for donations to support postal services in Ukraine

28.03.2022

The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations specialized agency for international postal cooperation, has appealed to its 192 member countries for their solidarity in raising emergency funds to provide assistance to the Ukrainian Post (Ukrposhta).

Statement by the Director General of the International Bureau of the UPU on the conflict in Ukraine

Statement by the Director General of the International Bureau of the UPU on the conflict in Ukraine

04.03.2022The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is deeply concerned for the safety of civilians during the escalating conflict in Ukraine, a member country of the UPU.

Press Breakfast

05.01.2022

Berne. The following is an edited transcript of the press breakfast at the UPU Handover ceremony attended by the incoming UPU Director General Masahiko Metoki and Deputy Director General Marjan Osvald. The format for the press breakfast invited opening statements followed by a question and answer session.

Press release: New UPU leaders begin four-year mandate

05.01.2022New Director General Masahiko Metoki, from Japan, and Deputy Director General Marjan Osvald, from Slovenia, were honoured during a handover ceremony at the organization’s headquarters today.
 

Media Advisory: Journalists invited to attend press breakfast with incoming UPU Director General/Deputy Director General

17.12.2021The Universal Postal Union’s incoming Director General Masahiko Metoki and Deputy Director General Marjan Osvald will take part in a press breakfast at UPU headquarters.

Press release: UPU eyes the future as it follows through on decisions made at Abidjan postal congress

22.11.2021Berne. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) starts planning for the future this week with two high profile meetings at its headquarters in Berne, Switzerland. From 22-24 November, the UPU’s Postal Operations Council (POC), dealing with operational, commercial, technical, economic and technical cooperation matters, discusses the way forward after the Universal Postal Congress held in August.

Press release: UPU’s theme for 2022 International Letter-Writing Competition gives young people a voice in climate crisis

04.11.2021

The theme for next year’s World Post Day on 9 October is “Post for Planet” and will highlight Posts’ role in accelerating action against climate change

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

08.10.2021

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