Press Release on key UPU meetings during COVID-19

To fulfil its mandate of helping to improve postal activities worldwide, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will this week hold two essential meetings at its headquarters in Bern, Switzerland.

“There is a need for the postal community to meet and to discuss how the industry can be catalyzed to meet the extraordinary needs of customers and governments during these difficult times,” said Bishar A. Hussein, Director General of the UPU.    

From 1-2 December, the UPU’s Postal Operations Council (POC), consisting of a chair and 40 member countries, meets to discuss how posts can modernize and upgrade their postal products and services. The body meets biannually and makes recommendations to member countries on the delivery of uniform postal practices.

Afterwards, from 3-4 December, the UPU’s Council of Administration (CA) meets. The CA is responsible for the continuity of the UN specialized agency’s work between postal Congresses, held every four years. During its biannual meetings, the CA approves the UPU’s budget and coordinates assistance between its member countries.
“Both the CA and POC are essential to the smooth running of the Universal Postal Union. I look forward to welcoming the representatives to Bern. There is much work to be done,” said Mr. Hussein.

The Universal Postal Union is a UN specialized agency with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne. Established in 1874, it is one of the world’s oldest international organizations and is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players.

For further information, please contact:
David Dadge
Programme Manager, Communication and Events Programme
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
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