Plenipotentiaries from the Universal Postal Union's 192 member states gathered 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.
After providing three weeks of high level deliberations, the UPU Universal Postal Congress came to a close October 7 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Member countries cast their ballots to elect new members to the Council of Administration (CA) and Postal Operations Council (POC) for during the 26th Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul.
Postal leaders from around the globe gathered at the UPU Ministerial Conference on Tuesday to focus on the contribution of postal services in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Universal Postal Union Director General Bishar Hussein and his deputy Pascal Clivaz were today re-elected by acclamation for a further four-year mandate to lead the Union.