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    UPU Celebrates World Post Day

    Date published: 7 October 2020

    The World Post Day is celebrated every year on October 9. The purpose of World Post Day is to raise awareness of the role of the postal sector in peopleís and businessesí everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.
     
    The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) creation in 1874, in Bern, Switzerland. The celebration encourages Member States to undertake program activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Postís role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.

    In 2020, with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), postal operators introduced new and creative ways to keep the post moving. Posts have stepped in to offer everything from delivering critical personal protective equipment, testing kits and medications, to ensuring children receive their educational materials to continue their schooling from home.
     
    In light of this, the celebration of the World Post Day this year comes to recognize the relentless efforts and sacrifices made by postal operators and their staff during the spread of the pandemic. This year, the postal industry has showed the world its resilience, determination and the invaluable role it plays in every society.


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