World Post Day
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Every year 9 October is observed as World Post Day in the world. 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 of countries.
Background of the day
World post day is observed on 9 October to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Switzerland’s capital, Berne.
It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then this day is observed all over the world.
Theme of the World Post 2022: Post for Planet
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
It was set up in 1874 and its headquarters is in the Switzerland capital city of Berne.
It is the second oldest international organization worldwide (after the International Telecommunication Union, (ITU).
It became a specialised agency of the United Nations on 1 July 1948.
UPU coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system.
India joined the Universal Postal Union in 1876.
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