"150 years of enabling communication and empowering peoples across nations"
In 2024, the Universal Postal Union celebrates its 150th anniversary.
On 9 October 1874, 22 countries gathered to sign the Treaty of Bern, creating the General Postal Union, which would later become known as the Universal Postal Union. A century and a half later, the UPU now unites the postal networks of 192 member countries, having realized its founders’ vision of establishing a single postal territory to serve people everywhere.
The UPU’s theme for its 150th year – “150 years of enabling communication and empowering peoples across nations” – recognizes this accomplishment, and reinforces its commitment to serve all peoples for the decades and centuries to come.
Throughout 2024, the UPU will roll out a series of events and campaigns in celebration of its rich past, dedicated present and promising future.
Stay tuned for continued updates and be sure to join our global campaign on social media using the dedicated hashtag: #UPU150.
For further information about anniversary events and campaigns, please contact the UPU team at UPU150[@]upu.int.