Host country

Plenipotentiaries from the UPU's 192 member countries will gather in Istanbul, Turkey, in September for the 26th Universal Postal Congress.

As the host country, Turkey automatically assumes the role of Congress Chair. Furthermore, the next world postal strategy to be approved by Congress for the 2017-2020 work cycle will be known as the Istanbul Postal Strategy to honour the host. Turkey will also hold the chairmanship of the Council of Administration until the end of the new cycle.

Congress will take place from 20 September - 7 October at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Conference Centre.