Plenipotentiaries from the Universal Postal Union's 192 member states will gather at the 26th Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, to set the course for 2017-2020.
Congress is the supreme decision-making authority of the Union and meets every four years to define and adopt the road map for UPU activities for each work cycle. The current work cycle runs from 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2016.
The UPU Council of Administration (CA) will convene on August 29, 2016, to review the situation in Turkey as host country of the 26th Universal Postal Congress.
The UPU today held a meeting with officials from Turkey to discuss the circumstances surrounding the hosting of the 26th UPU Congress in the light of the prevailing security concerns in Istanbul.
UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein says he is confident that preparations for the next Universal Postal Congress in Turkey are going well.
Congress committee chairs and vice-chairs are preparing to lead the discussions at the upcoming 26th Universal Postal Congress with help from seminars in Berne this week.