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17 Mar 2015 description

16.03.2015 - The UPU is participating in the World Conference on Disaster Risk Management, currently taking place in Japan, to stress the postal sector’s capacity in reinforcing communities’ resilience to natural disasters.

UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz attended a high-level meeting chaired by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on opening day, Saturday 14 March. Different UN organizations reflected on the main challenges in achieving the goals and priorities that will be adopted in Sendai.

05 Mar 2015 description

04.03.2015 - Stakeholders in the remittance market from across Africa are in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss how to leverage money transfers through the postal network and make them more affordable and accessible to rural people.

About 100 delegates from postal operators and banks, regulatory authorities, governments, the private sector, international organizations and civil society are attending the first African Conference on Remittances and Postal Networks, a two-day event hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD).

26 Apr 2013 description

After 23 years with no postal services, Somalia could soon start receiving mail again, thanks to talks facilitated by the Universal Postal Union.

Under a memorandum of understanding, the parties committed to negotiating the details of an agreement that would see Dubai act as a hub for handling mail destined for Somalia in future.

Abdullahi E. Hersi, Somali minister of information, posts, telecommunication and transports, and Emirates Post president, Fahad al Hosani, signed the memorandum on April 22 with the UPU director general, Bishar A. Hussein, present.

19 Apr 2013 description

19.04.2013 - Japan is lending its support to the UPU in establishing a global disaster risk reduction and management policy for the postal sector.

Shigeki Suzuki, director general of the postal services policy department at the Japanese ministry of internal affairs and communications, and UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein today signed a cooperation agreement on this matter.

The agreement comes with a voluntary contribution of some 350,000 Swiss francs for disaster reduction projects and building postal sector resilience.

06 Jul 2010 description


- Au moment du tremblement de terre, l'Office des postes d'Haïti comptait environ 60 bureaux de poste, dont neuf à Port-au-Prince et dans les environs. La poste emploie environ 600 employés à l'échelle du pays, dont 350 dans la capitale.

- Le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier a détruit des bureaux de poste à Port-au-Prince, dont le bureau de poste principal ainsi que l'immeuble abritant le service EMS, qui constitue le service postal le plus rapide.

06 Jul 2010 description

Six mois après le séisme, l'Office des postes d'Haïti retrouve la voie de la normalité avec l'inauguration de son nouveau centre de traitement du...

Josseline Colimon Féthière, ministre de l'industrie et du commerce en Haïti, Edvard Despeignes, directeur général par intérim de l'Office des postes d'Haïti, et Edouard Dayan, directeur général de l'Union postale universelle, ont inauguré aujourd'hui un nouveau centre de traitement du courrier à Port-au-Prince qui renforcera les activités de la poste haïtienne et lui permettra d'améliorer son efficacité.

06 Jul 2010 description


- At the time of the earthquake, the Haitian Post (Office des postes d'Haïti) managed about 60 offices nationwide, nine of which were in Port-au-Prince and its suburbs. The Post employs about 600 people nationwide, 350 of whom are in the capital.

- The January 12 earthquake destroyed two post offices in Port-au-Prince, the capital's main post office and the building housing the EMS service, the Post's express service.

06 Jul 2010 description

Six months after the earthquake, Haiti Post picks up pace as its new mail processing centre opens in the capital.

The new postal installation was built as part of an emergency aid project managed by the UPU and developed with the generous assistance of the United Nations agency's member countries. About 60 employees work at the 600-square metre mail processing centre, where they handle letter-post items, parcels and EMS items (Express Mail Service), the Post's fastest service.

03 May 2010 description

The devastated country starts to exchange mail with France and the United States

Haiti's mail exchanges with France and the United States resume today, paving the way for the full resumption of international mail activities at the provisional processing centre set up in Delmas, in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince.

The first mail consignments from France and the United States will soon reach Haiti.

03 May 2010 description

Les échanges de courrier entre Haïti et les Etats-Unis et la France ont recommencé aujourd'hui avec la reprise officielle des activités de courrier international au centre de traitement provisoire de Delmas, un faubourg de Port-au-Prince.

Les premiers chargements de courrier en provenance des Etats-Unis et de la France arriveront bientôt en Haïti. L'Union postale universelle a informé ces deux pays qu'ils pouvaient débloquer le courrier retenu depuis le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier pour l'envoyer à Port-au-Prince, o=F9 il sera traité et distribué depuis Delmas.

25 Jan 2010 description

Berne (Switzerland) - January 25, 2010

Postal infrastructure must be part of reconstruction plans for Haiti Postal service will be an important motor of economic recovery, says the head of the United Nations agency for postal services

On the day Montreal is set to host an international conference to discuss the rebuilding of the devastated country, the United Nations specialized agency for postal services urges participants to remember the postal sector in the rebuilding of network infrastructures.

"The postal infrastructure is an important motor of all national …

25 Jan 2010 description

Berne (Suisse) - 25 janvier 2010

L'infrastructure postale doit faire partie du plan de reconstruction pour Haïti

La poste constituera un levier important de la reprise économique, selon le directeur général de l'institution onusienne responsable des services postaux

Au moment où Montréal accueille une conférence internationale pour discuter de la reconstruction du pays sinistré, l'institution spécialisée des Nations Unies pour les services postaux enjoint les participants de ne pas oublier le secteur postal dans les projets de reconstruction des infrastructures de …