Global postal union adopts new strategy

August 13th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Geneva, Aug 13 (Xinhua) The 24th congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has adopted a new world postal strategy. The strategy focuses on modernising global postal services at all levels, postal security and universal postal service, raising awareness of the impact of postal services on environment and climate change, said a UPU statement.

The congress also adopted the new Postal Payment Service Agreement, which is expected to enable postal operators to move more quickly, more secure and more accessible electronic money transfer services in regions that are poorly served by formal money transfer networks.

Edouard Dayan was re-elected director-general of the UPU. His deputy, Huang Guozhong, from China, was likewise re-elected.

The quadrennial UPU event brought together over 2,500 representatives from 179 of the UPU’s total 191 members.

Established in 1874 and headquartered in Switzerland’s Berne, the UPU is a specialised UN agency that coordinates postal policies between members and hence the worldwide postal system.

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