Effective collaboration between all stakeholders helps make the wider postal sector more resilient, sustainable, coordinated, relevant, inclusive, agile and responsive to new challenges and opportunities.
By working together, stakeholders can help to make the postal sector more resilient by identifying and addressing potential issues before they become problems.
Collaboration can also help to make the sector more sustainable by promoting environmentally-friendly practices.
Coordination among stakeholders can help ensure that the postal sector is responsive to new challenges and opportunities, and that resources are used efficiently.
Through collaboration, the postal sector can be more inclusive by reaching out to under-served communities, and more agile by being able to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Better insight into and global overview of the current research, policy and regulatory work
- Visibility and networking opportunities across the postal ecosystem
- Opportunity to directly contribute to the UPU’s mission
As a member of the consultative committee, we can help you facilitate meetings between CC members and member countries (designated operators, regulators, and ministries in charge of post) you want to correspond with.
Gold members are entitled to unlimited use of the Matchmaking service.
Silver members are entitled to 5 successful matches, where the member country the wish to correspond with agrees to meet with them. They are subsequently invoiced 1000 CHF per successful match.
Bronze members will always be invoiced 1000 CHF per successful match.
Depending on the membership category – Gold, Silver or Bronze – members gain different access to the UPU proceedings, events, documentation, databases, and networks.
There are 4 types of membership of the Consultative Committee, with their own particular benefits and fees:
1. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to apply for membership of the CC (specific membership benefits as presented in the scale of fees defined by the CC). The annual fee for NGOs is 5.000CHF.
2. Academia- Research institutions and Universities wishing to apply for CC membership (specific membership benefits as presented in the scale of fees defined by the CC)
For Research Institutes, and Universities, there is an Academia membership available which is also 5.000 CHF annually. Academia membership types have the same entitlements as NGOs.
3. High-Level Figures wishing to apply for CC membership (specific membership benefits as presented in the scale of fees defined by the CC).
There is also a membership option for High-Level Figures, who are the leading players in the wider postal sector. The annual membership fee for High-Level Figures is 5.000 CHF, and has the same entitlements as NGOs.
Academia and Research Institutions
|Attend CC General Assembly meetings|
|Attend CA/POC plenary meetings (observer)|
|Access UPU documents, publications and databases*(to be defined by the CA and POC)|
|Eligible for CC chapter rapporteur|
|Eligible for CC sub-rapporteur/sub-theme|
4. Individual companies wishing to apply for membership of the CC (specific membership benefits as presented in the scale of fees defined by the CC) in one of the following three categories: Gold, Silver or Bronze.
Please note that according to the Consultative Committee Rules of Procedure, art. 11, Financing of the Committee, members are obligated to pay annual membership fees.
The annual membership fee to be paid (calendar year):
20'000 CHF / year
15'000 CHF / year
10'000 CHF / year
|PLATINUM MEMBER ***|
200'000 CHF / year
|Attend CC GA meetings (Access to UPU events platform)|
|Attend CA/POC plenary meetings * (Validation by CC Chair mandatory)|
|Access UPU docs, publications and databases **|| |
|Eligible for CC sub rapporteur/sub theme (CC nomination / CC election)|
|Eligible for CC chapter rapporteur (CC nomination / CC election)|
|Eligible to sponsor coffee breaks during UPU meetings (Visibility opportunity with a stand, Standard price package per pax)|
|Eligible to sponsor POC/CA lunch or evening receptions (Visibility opportunity with a stand, Standard price package per pax )|
|Eligible to sponsor Congress events & receptions (Visibility opportunity with a stand Standard price package per pax)|
|Eligible to sponsor external UPU events & receptions (For ex: PostExpo, CEO Forums, Standard price package per pax )|
|Access to the backbone of the UPU global postal network (POST* Netvia UPU public APIs, Standard price package per pax )|
** to be defined by the CA and POC
*** not operational yet
The new members who join the UPU CC in the course of the year will receive an invoice for membership fee of the current year with the amount to be paid only for the months left before the end of the current year on a pro rata basis.
In line with the Consultative Committee’s official Rules of Procedure,
“Membership fees shall be due at the beginning of each calendar year. Members that have not paid the membership fee within three months from the date of the invoice may not participate in the meetings of the Committee and shall not be eligible to vote until their outstanding debts in arrears are settled in full. Moreover, members that have not paid their membership fees for two years shall be automatically excluded from the Committee.”
If you would like to withdraw your membership from the Consultative Committee, please contact the CC Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31 December of the year prior to the withdrawal year. Please send an official letter in the name of the UPU Director General signed by the CEO of your company, to email@example.com. Otherwise, your membership will be automatically renewed on 1 January and you will need to pay the invoice for CC membership in the beginning of the year.
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