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The UPU cannot deliver alone. Partnerships help strengthen and accelerate the development impact of our projects and policies through both concrete country-level efforts and global and regional initiatives. 

With the support of partnerships and stakeholder engagement, the UPU aims to co-create and implement solutions and policies by leveraging local and global postal networks. 

As stated in Sustainable Development Goal 17, achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda requires a revitalized and enhanced global partnership that brings together governments, civil society, the private sector, United Nations system and other actors, and mobilizes all available resources.  

The UPU is committed to working closely with partners from the private sector and across the UN system, alongside industry stakeholders and organizations that share the objectives of inclusive, innovative and sustainable development across its 192 member countries. 

List of the UPU's partners


UPU involvement with the Iraq eTrade Readiness Assessment 2020 

In cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Trade, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development organized the virtual launch of the eTrade Readiness Assessment of Iraq. This is the first of a series of assessments for developing countries that follows an enhanced methodology, including contributions by eTrade for all partners. The assessment of Iraq was prepared in close collaboration with the Universal Postal Union, with the support of the Aid for Trade Initiative for the Arab States programme managed by the International Trade Finance Corporation, member of the Islamic Development Bank Group.

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Some of our partners

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Success stories

Postal security programme forges ahead despite Covid-19 obstacles

Postal security programme forges ahead despite Covid-19 obstacles


Virtual recertification and expert training, equivalency reviews, harmonisation, electronic advance data (EAD) preparations – there is no shortage of activity in UPU’s postal security programme this year.

Joint Statement on Data Protection and Privacy in the COVID-19 Response

Joint Statement on Data Protection and Privacy in the COVID-19 Response

The United Nations, IOM, ITU, OCHA, OHCHR, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, UPU, UN Volunteers, UN Women, WFP and WHO support the adoption of the following joint statement, in line with the UN Personal Data Protection and Privacy Principles[1] adopted by the UN System Organizations to support its use of data and technology in the COVID-19 response in a way that respects the right to privacy and other human rights and promotes economic and social development.

UPU World Leaders Forum goes virtual for truly global postal discussion

12.08.2020Berne, 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.


Donor Relations and Stakeholder Engagement
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