Consultative Committee

BENEFITS AND FEES

Explore the advantages and costs of joining our Consultative Committee.

CC WORKSPACE

A dedicated workspace for members of the Consultative Committee to contribute to the work of the UPU.

LIST OF MEMBERS

Meet our Consultative Committee members.

ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURE AND VALUE PROPOSITION

Clearly defined thematic chapters to ensure efficient and effective decision-making.

CC ACTIVITIES

News and updates about the various activities of CC members.

KEY DOCUMENTS AND WEBINARS

Access essential documents of the Consultative Committee and our webinars videos.

POSTAL PROSPERITY ZONES

How postal prosperity zones (PPZ) connected by a trade superhighway can contribute to growth, and prosperity.

APPLY FOR CC MEMBERSHIP

Apply to become a member of our Consultative Committee.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Sponsorship opportunities for CC members for upcoming events.

Message from the CC Chair

Walter Trezek, Chair of the UPU Consultative Committee “Digitalization facilitates partnerships. Even the largest companies and Posts cannot do it by themselves. 

The new UPU Consultative Committee structure is about direct communication and dialogue, but also about interconnectivity and integration of private partners and their solutions into the existing global IT backbone of the UPU. 

It is about shaping the digital future of the sector together.” 

 

 

HIGHLIGHT – Second round table on the postal prosperity zone initiative in Rabat, Morocco (14 and 15 November 2023) 


Roundtable at Barid Al Maghrib (Poste Maroc headquarters).
Marjan Osvald (UPU DDG), Abdellatif Amrani (Morocco Customs DG), and Amin Benjelloun (Poste Maroc DG).

 

On 14 November 2023, the Moroccan Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes (ADII) and Poste Maroc held a round table discussion in Rabat to discuss the creation of a postal prosperity zone (PPZ) in Morocco.

The event was attended by the World Free Zones Organization (WFZO), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Tanger Med Port Authority, and also benefited from the knowledge of UPU Consultative Committee (CC) members. Mr Lars Karlsson of Maersk, co-rapporteur of the CC’s thematic chapter on freight and transport, contributed his expertise as to how UPU technologies and the postal supply chain could provide the project with the necessary tools to overcome modern global trade challenges. Mr Eddy Richauvet, CEO of ShopRunback, and Mr Niall O’Neill, CEO of MyDutyCollect, offered insights into how their platforms and services could support the PPZ pilot. SF Express (a member of the China Express Association, which is itself a CC member and oversees nearly 50% of all global e-commerce volumes) and Amazon confirmed that they would provide the necessary volumes for the pilot project.

The round table was followed on 15 November by a visit to the Casablanca office of exchange, which will serve as a future postal e-commerce/air cargo hub and Poste Maroc’s e-commerce logistics platform and fulfilment centre.

The official press release from the ADII can be found below. Another newspaper article, published by Le 360 on the creation of a PPZ in Morocco, is available (in French) at fr.le360.ma/economie/le-maroc-bientot-dote-dune-zone-de-prosperite-postale/. The English translation is available below.

More information on the PPZ initiative is available here.

News and Events

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Upcoming Events

CC members can also sponsor events organized in various countries throughout the year by the designated operators, ministries in charge of posts, and regulators of UPU member countries. More details on sponsorship can be found here.

NEXT 2024 EVENTS

Latest News

Meeting with the Pan-African Postal Union and the Consultative Committee secretariat on the postal prosperity zone initiative (31 January 2024)

Meeting with the Pan-African Postal Union and the Consultative Committee secretariat on the postal prosperity zone initiative (31 January 2024)

31.01.2024The Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) and the Consultative Committee (CC) secretariat have held a joint meeting (via remote means) on the postal prosperity zone (PPZ) initiative on 31 January 2024.
Pilot project launch for the Postal Prosperity Zone (PPZ) initiative – meeting with Poste Maroc and the Consultative Committee (SF Express, MyDutyCollect and ShopRunBack)

Pilot project launch for the Postal Prosperity Zone (PPZ) initiative – meeting with Poste Maroc and the Consultative Committee (SF Express, MyDutyCollect and ShopRunBack)

22.01.2024Poste Maroc met remotely with SF Express, solution providers and technology integrators ShopRunBack and MyDutyCollect, the Director of the UPU Postal Technology Centre, Mr Lati Matata, and the Consultative Committee (CC) Secretariat, to discuss the next phase of the PPZ pilot project in Morocco.
 
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Meet the members of the IB Consultative Committee secretariat team

 

Alexander Thern-Svanberg

CC Secretary

Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

 

 

Veronika Yartseva

CC Assistant

Assistant, Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

Shatrah Nabiddo

Intern

Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

Théa Rakotondrajao

Consultant

Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

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Address

Universal Postal Union
International Bureau
Consultative Committee
Weltpoststrasse 4
3015 BERNE
SWITZERLAND