In a special video message delivered ahead of World Post Day, celebrated on 9 October, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says postal services are adapting and redefining themselves for a 21st-century communications landscape. "Postal services make an important contribution to our shared efforts to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable future for all," he says. Listen to his message.
The Czech winner of the UPU's Letter-writing Competition was in Berne on Friday to receive his gold medal during a ceremony at the Union's headquarters.
Côte d’Ivoire will host the Universal Postal Union's Strategy Conference on 14 and 15 October 2014.
The proposed carbon offset fund for the postal sector is expected to become a reality by the end of this month.
Starting today, Posts worldwide can again send mail to Somalia using Dubai as a hub, following an agreement with the United Arab Emirates and its postal operator, Emirates Post.