Seven thematic chapters have been established to complement the new structure of the Consultative Committee, as of 1 July 2022:
POLICY AND REGULATIONS
Liaison with CA C 2 and the POC C 1 Standards Board;
more information on the UPU Standards program
FREIGHT AND TRANSPORT
Liaison with the POC C 1 Transport Group (and subgroups for different transport modes);
more information on the UPU Transport program
ADDRESSING AND DIRECT MARKETING
Liaison with the POC C 1 Addressing Group and POC C 3 Direct Marketing Advisory Board; liaison with the POC C 3 World Association for the Development of Philately;
more information on the UPU Addressing Solutions , on the UPU Direct Marketing program and on the UPU Philately Development program
Liaison with CA C 3, POC C 2 and POC C 3;
more information on the UPU E-commerce program
POSTAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
Liaison with POC C 4.
more information on the UPU Postal Financial services
Liaison with POC C 3 and CA C 2.
more information on the UPU Sustainable Postal services
The work of the CC will be conducted according to these thematic chapters, which reflect the membership structure of the CC.
Each thematic chapter will be represented by a rapporteur.
The rapporteur will be elected and appointed by the CC for a period of four years to:
- represent the thematic chapter,
- present any opinions developed by the CC and provide input to the relevant CA and POC committees and working groups,
- report to the CC and its members, and
- propose appropriate responses to and positions on work proposals and working drafts.
Sub-themes and sub-rapporteurs may be appointed by individual chapter rapporteurs on a needs basis.
For any CC member interested in becoming a thematic chapter member, please inform the CC Secretariat which specific chapters you wish to be a member of.
All CC members, regardless of membership type, have access to the relevant UPU documents within each thematic chapter. All information is available on the dedicated CC page here.
The Consultative Committee (CC) in plenary mode meets once a year at the UPU headquarters in Berne at the same time as the Postal Operations Council (POC) meetings.
The working method is open and flexible, and we have a number of regular/hybrid meetings to advance the work of the thematic chapters.
Please see below the speech of the new CC member China Express Association during the CC meeting.
30.08.2023China Express Association speech at the CC meeting.
The 2023 Consultative Committee Management Committee meetings happened respectively on 6(remote)-11(in person) July 2023 and 27 October 2023.
The next CC General Assembly scheduled to take place during POC/CA S5, tentatively scheduled for April 2024. The exact date will be communicated later.
Representative for ShopRunBack
Carlos Grau Tanner
Representative for Global Express Association
Representative for UNI Global Union
Representative for International Mail Advisory Group
Gustavo Ruben Islas Meraz
Representative for ALACOPP
Representative for International Post Corporation
Universal Postal Union