In 2009, the UPU launched the “Addressing the World – An Address for Everyone” initiative, collaborating with United Nations organizations, intergovernmental institutions and other stakeholders.
Kallyanpur slum, Bangladesh (Photo: United Nations Photo)
"We must recognise the critical of interconnection and convergence between addresses' electronic and physical dimensions and then ensure all of the world's people are connected , whatever the means of communication."
Hamadoun Touré, International Telecommunications Union secretary-general
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"At UN-Habitat, we are convinced that everyone has the right to an address. If you do not have an address, you do not officially exist."
Joan Clos, UN-HABITAT executive director
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"Urban development, economic growth and the provision of basic services are inextricably linked to the existence of sound address infrastructures in urban and rural areas alike."
Anna Tibaijuka, Tanzanian minister of lands, housing and human settlements development
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