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Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Bishar Hussein, Director General of UPU, at CEB meeting in 2014; UN Photo 587934

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

  • 1874: established by the Treaty of Bern as the General Postal Union
  • 1878: renamed Universal Postal Union
  • Relationship Agreement with UN (1948)
  • Governing Bodies
    • Universal Postal Congress
      • Meets every five years
    • Council of Administration (CA)
      • Meets every year
    • Postal Operations Council (POC)
      • Technical body that meets as required
  • Legal texts
  • Statistics
  • Directors-General
    • 2012- : Bishar A. Hussein (Kenya)
    • 2008-2012: Edouard Dayan (France)
    • 1995-2008: Thomas E. Leavey (United States of America)
    • 1985-1994: Adwaldo Cardoso Botto de Barros (Brazil)
    • 1975-1984: Mohamed Ibrahim Sobhi (Egypt)
    • 1973-1974: Anthony Hubert Ridge (United Kingdom)
    • 1967-1973: Michel Rahi (United Arab Republic)
    • 1961-1966: Edouard Weber (Switzerland)
    • 1950-1960: Fritz Hess (Switzerland)
    • 1945-1949: Alois Muri (Switzerland)
    • 1938-1944: Reinhold Furrer (Switzerland)
    • 1925-1937: Evaristo Garbini-Nerini (Switzerland)
    • 1920-1925: Camille Decoppet (Switzerland)
    • 1899-1919: Eugene Ruffy (Switzerland)
    • 1892-1899: Edmond Hohn (Switzerland)
    • 1874-1892: Eugene Borel (Switzerland)