Cabinet approves setting up of UPU Regional Office in New Delhi

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The Cabinet approved the setting up of a Regional Office of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) at New Delhi.

An Overview of the News

  • The purpose of the office is to carry out the development cooperation and technical assistance activities of the UPU in the region through an agreement with the UPU.

  • India will actively participate in multilateral organizations in the postal sector with a focus on South-South and triangular cooperation.

  • India will provide field project experts, staff and office infrastructure for the UPU Regional Office.

  • The office will formulate and implement projects for capacity building, training, improving postal service efficiency and quality, enhancing postal technology, promoting e-commerce and trade in the region.

  • These projects will be coordinated with UPU.

  • The establishment of the office will expand India's diplomatic footprint and strengthen its ties with other countries, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • It will also enhance India's presence and influence in global postal forums.

About UPU

  • Establishment: The UPU was established in 1874 through the Treaty of Bern.

  • Purpose: It is a specialised agency of the United Nations.

  • Postal Coordination: The UPU coordinates postal policies among the member countries.

  • Global Postal System: It oversees and enhances the postal system around the world.

  • Financial Services: UPU promotes accessible and affordable postal financial services.

  • Innovation and Collaboration: It encourages member countries to embrace innovation and collaborate with stakeholders.

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