Press Releases

UPU/ICAO urge support for posts, air cargo carriers and express mail operators during COVID-19 pandemic  

9/1/20201 September 2020 (Montreal/Berne) - The following is a joint statement from the Universal Postal Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization:

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) encourage United Nations member states to continue to support their designated postal operators, air cargo carriers and express mail operators during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and to provide support for future recovery efforts.

UPU World Leaders Forum goes virtual for truly global postal discussion

8/12/2020Berne, 12 August. Following the decision to postpone the Parcel and Post Expo 2020 in Vienna, Austria, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and its partner UKi Media and Events have decided to turn the UPU World Leaders Forum into a virtual event.
UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs

UPU provides 1.2 million masks to LDCs

7/31/2020Zambia is the first of 37 least developed countries (LDCs) to receive a shipment of protective masks through a joint project organized by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations specialized agency for international postal cooperation, and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

WLF at Parcel and Post Expo 2020 offers postal community a powerful platform in turbulent times

7/23/2020

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) today said the World Leaders Forum (WLF), to be held at the prestigious Parcel and Post Expo on 12 October in Vienna Austria, can be a powerful platform for the postal community to express their voices during turbulent times.

Using UPU’s standards, Haypost and Russian Post launch new money transfer system in CIS region

7/1/2020Haypost CJSC, Armenia’s national postal operator, and Russian Post, today launched a new, modernized money transfer service in the two countries. The transfer system uses standards adopted by the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

UPU’s message to migrants: You are not alone

6/15/2020Berne. On the International Day of Family Remittances, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers its full support to migrants seeking to send money home to their families in these extremely challenging times.

UPU reports record drop in global postal volumes

5/28/2020A new report by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal matters, titled, “The COVID-19 crisis and the postal sector” shows postal volumes dropping by 21 percent in 2020. The steep decline is the largest seen by the UPU since it began recording exchanges of electronic data between its 192 member countries in 2010.

IATA / UPU Warn of Air Capacity Shortage

5/4/2020The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis.

Posts provide essential social and financial services during pandemics and beyond

4/30/2020The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for coordinating international postal services, is highlighting how Posts are connecting citizens with essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPU postpones 27th Universal Postal Congress

4/20/2020Berne. The following is a statement from the Director General of the Universal Postal Union, Bishar A. Hussein: