World Post Day 2021

The Universal Postal Union will hold its annual celebration of World Post Day virtually this year. Please join us on tv.upu.int


Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:00 - 15:00

The theme of this year's World Post Day is "Innovate to recover." Visit this page to see this year's poster.

World Post Day Ceremony Programme:
10:00 a.m. – Opening ceremony
10:25 a.m. – “Innovate to recover” interactive session
11:15 a.m. – Recognition of Poste Italiane employees for intercepting the letter addressed to Pope Francis containing bullets
11:30 a.m.  – Awards for the UPU’s Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD)
12:00 p.m. – “Best of the Best Letters” competition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People
12:30 p.m. – Closing ceremony

Staff Appreciation Ceremony Programme:

2:00 p.m. – Opening ceremony
2:10 p.m. – Awards ceremony
  • Recognition of all staff
  • Award to Green Champions
2:20 p.m. – Keynote speaker, Jim Lawless, on staying motivated at work during the pandemic
2:50 p.m. – Raffle for participants in the “Best of the Best Letters” competition selection
3:00 p.m. – Event closed

(All times are Central European Summer Time)