MEDIA ADVISORY

10.02.2020 - Media invited to cover UPU’s High-Level Forum on wider postal sector engagement

Berne. Journalists are invited to cover the Universal Postal Union’s High-Level Forum on wider postal sector engagement on 13 February at the organization’s headquarters in Berne, Switzerland. The address is:

Heinrich Von Stephan Hall, UPU International Bureau, Weltpoststrasse 4, 3000 Berne 15, Switzerland

The forum brings together representatives from governments, regulators, designated operators, international organizations, other private sector players, as well as civil society. High profile speakers include: Bishar A. Hussein, the Director General of the Universal Postal Union, Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union, Mamadou Sanogo, Minister of Digital Economy and Post, Côte d’ Ivoire, and Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations. 

For further information on the High-Level Forum and programme, please go to:

http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/upu-high-level-forum-on-wider-postal-sector-engagement/about-upu-high-level-forum-on-wider-postal-sector-engagement.html

Journalists will have a dedicated working area and the communications team will support requests for interviews and additional information. 

To join in the social media conversation about the Forum, please use the following hashtag: #postaltogether or use the UPU’s Twitter handle: @UPU­_UN

Background

Trends towards liberalization, privatization and digitalization are transforming the boundaries of the postal sector. To ensure its stakeholders can take advantage of these emerging opportunities, the UPU is strengthening cooperation and engagement among wider postal sector players.  As a next step, the UPU will host a High-Level Forum on wider postal sector engagement at its Berne, Switzerland, headquarters on 13 February 2020. The outcomes of the forum will help the UPU develop a possible roadmap for accelerating the opening of the UPU to external stakeholders.

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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

Journalists and correspondents with accreditation at the United Nations in Geneva will not need additional accreditation.

For those journalists wishing to attend without this accreditation, please contact:

Gisele Coron

Events Coordinator

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Executive Office Directorate

Telephone: +41 31 350 34 96

E-mail: gisele.coron@upu.int

 

To discuss the High-Level Forum, please contact:

David Dadge

Spokesperson

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Mobile: +41 764573654

Work: +41 31 350 31 23

E-mail: david.dadge@upu.int

Press release
 

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