Press Releases

Press Breakfast


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


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


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: 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.