2020 UPU Congress rescheduled for this August

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has rescheduled its 27th Universal Postal Congress for Aug. 9-27.

The event will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, a country on West Africa’s south coast and the original location of the 2020 UPU Congress, which was postponed due to COVID-19.

“I am pleased that the spirit of consensus – the historic cornerstone of UPU’s global efforts – has enabled member countries to reach an agreement on a new Congress date,” said UPU Director General Bishar Hussein at the latest session of the council of administration, which supervises the union’s work in the four-year period between each Congress.

Canada entered the UPU on Jan. 7, 1878, nearly four years after the union was established by the Treaty of Bern. The only UPU Congress held in Canada took place in Ottawa in 1957.

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