Press Releases

Press release: UPU launches Post4Health to help in world’s greatest logistical challenge: COVID-19 vaccine delivery

11.03.2021

Bern. More than 3 billion people live in rural and isolated areas making COVID-19 vaccine delivery the greatest logistical challenge the world has ever faced.

Press Release on Grants from the Postal Financial Inclusion Fund

03.12.2020The Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bishar A. Hussein, today approved the first round of grant fund disbursement from the Japan Fund for Postal Financial Inclusion.

Press Release on key UPU meetings during COVID-19

30.11.2020

To fulfil its mandate of helping to improve postal activities worldwide, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will this week hold two essential meetings at its headquarters in Bern, Switzerland.

Press Release on Data Protection and Privacy in the COVID-19 Response

19.11.2020

A Joint Statement on Data Protection and Privacy in the COVID-19 response was issued today after endorsement by the undersigned UN System Organizations.

UPU’s 27th Universal Postal Congress moved to August 2021

UPU’s 27th Universal Postal Congress moved to August 2021

29.10.2020

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has agreed to postpone its 27th Universal Postal Congress until August 2021 when it will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

Press release on the 75th birthday of the United Nations

22.10.2020For 75 years, the United Nations has striven to deliver peace and security, human rights, the rule of law and development to the world.
UPU celebrates World Post Day with focus on hero postal workers, letter-writing and postal development

UPU celebrates World Post Day with focus on hero postal workers, letter-writing and postal development

09.10.2020

Bern, 9 October – In a virtual ceremony held at the Universal Postal Union’s headquarters in Bern, Switzerland today, the UN agency for postal matters celebrated World Post Day with a series of high-profile events.

Switzerland cements top position in UPU’s annual postal index

Switzerland cements top position in UPU’s annual postal index

09.10.2020

Postal Development Report 2020 finds even the most developed postal operators are highly dependent on success of e-commerce due to COVID-19 pandemic

MEDIA ADVISORY

06.10.2020
Universal Postal Union

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

01.09.20201 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.