Postal service as ‘a true partner for all’ delivering good to the world

What is Important?
UPSC perspective:
Prelims:What is World Posts Day and UPU
Mains:Not Much
Non-UPSC perspective:When it Observed & HQ of UPU
Why in News?
World Post Day is observed every year on October 9 to spread awareness about the postal services and their role in the everyday lives of people and businesses.
Universal Postal Union

What is UPU
*It was established in 1874 and is second oldest international organization worldwide after International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which was established in 1865. It is headquartered in Berne, Switzerland & has 192 member countries.
*It helps to ensure truly universal network of up-to-date products and services. It sets rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations for growth in mail, financial and parcel services volumes and also to improve quality of service for customers
*It is a specialized agency of United Nations that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to worldwide postal system.
*It is primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players among member countries.



Postal service as ‘a true partner for all’ delivering good to the world Postal service as ‘a true partner for all’ delivering good to the world Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on October 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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