India has been elected to the Council of Administration (CA) at 27th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Abidjan. India was also elected with 106 votes out of 156 countries to the Postal Operations Council (POC) at the 27th UPU Congress in Abidjan
UN’s Universal Postal Union (UPU)
- In 1874, the Treaty of Bern resulted in the formation of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) that coordinates postal policies among its member nations along with the worldwide postal service.
- After the formation of the United Nations, the UPU became one of its specialized agencies in 1948.
- It also oversees the Telematics and Express Mail Service (EMS) cooperatives. Each member agrees to the same terms for conducting international postal duties.
- It is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system.
- The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB). It also oversees the Telematics and Express Mail Service (EMS) cooperatives.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was established as a body overlooking the regulation of postal exchange between countries.
- It frames rules for international mail exchange and fixes rates for International postal services.
- It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
- UPU provides recommendations for growth in mail, parcel and financial services and to improves the customer’s quality of service.