Postal sector is much more than a parcel or a mail ! Happy World Post Day !
With a network comprising more than 650,000 offices and 5.3 million staff globally, and a public service mandate from many governments, the Post is unparalleled in its ability to deliver services to anyone, anywhere.
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations.
"Postal is more than a parcel or a mail ! Postal sector is contributing to global social and economic development and makes us happy everyday ! I am proud to be part of the post staff community" said Jack Hamande
The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development.
Every year, more than 150 countries celebrate World Post Day in a variety of ways. In certain countries, World Post Day is observed as a working holiday. Many Posts use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services. Some Posts also use World Post Day to reward their employees for good service.
"Postal workers and postal operators did incredible efforts, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic"
Life-saving medicines and protective equipment were delivered on time in remote corners. Societies and citizens all need to recognize the sacrifices made by postal staff and operators during the global COVID-19 pandemic.