As world leaders including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gather today in Johannesburg for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, the Universal Postal Union pays tribute to Madiba with this visual presentation of stamps issued in his honour over the years.
UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein joins the UN family to convey the organization’s condolences to Mr Mandela’s family and the people of South Africa.
“The tremendous sacrifices he made for his ideals will remain forever etched in our memories and inspire us all to work for a better world,” said Hussein in his letter to South African President Jacob Zuma.
Once again, Santa Claus is relying on the world's Posts to deal with the millions of letters he receives from children, young and old, at this time of the year. Posts expect to process an estimated eight million letters for him.
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.