Journalists invited to cover UPU’s 145th Anniversary and World Post Day

07.10.2019 - Journalists invited to cover the Universal Postal Union’s 145th Anniversary and World Post Day at its Berne headquarters on 9 October.

Heinrich von Stephan Room, Universal Postal Union, Weltpoststrasse 4, 3000 Berne 15, Switzerland

The scenario is as follows:

  • 11:00 a.m.: Prize for the Universal Postal Union’s International Letter-Writing Competition.
  • Noon: Prizes for the winners of the annual ranking of the world’s postal operators (also known as 2IPD).

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October and brings awareness to the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.

The UPU's Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) provides an overview of postal development around the globe. The results for 2019 cover 172 countries and reveal the relative performance of Posts around the world, shedding light on how to foster postal development and maximize the efficiency of postal infrastructure.


The Universal Postal Union is a UN specialized agency with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne. Established in 1874, it is one of the world’s oldest international organizations and is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players.

Media Accreditation

For those journalists wishing to attend, please contact:

Gisele Coron

Events Coordinator

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Executive Office Directorate

Telephone: +41 31 350 34 96


Press release


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