The UPU consists of 4 bodies.
Congress is the supreme authority of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and meets every four years.
The Council ensures the continuity of the UPU's work between Congresses, supervises its activities and studies regulatory, administrative, legislative and legal issues.
The Postal Operations Council (POC) is the technical and operational mind of the UPU and consists of 48 member countries, elected during Congress.
Fulfilling a secretariat function, the International Bureau provides logistical and technical support to the UPU's bodies.