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26 September 2019 News flash

Monaco Attends the 3rd Extraordinary Congress of the Universal Postal Union

H.E. Ms. Carole Lanteri, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Monaco to theUnited Nations Office at Geneva and Jean-Luc Delcroix, Director of the Monaco Post Office ©DR


Monaco took part in the third Extraordinary Congress of the Universal Postal Union, held in Geneva on 24 and 25 September 2019.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU), which was founded in 1874, helps to ensure the provision of a universal postal service, and is the main forum for cooperation between governments, Posts, regulators and other stakeholders in the postal sector.

As a reminder, Monaco has been a member of the UPU since 12 October 1955.

The main objective of this Extraordinary Congress was to reach agreement on a change in the remuneration system for sending parcels between Posts, in order to avoid the United States of America leaving the Organisation. 

After lengthy negotiations, a compromise was reached that would preserve both the integrity of the Union and its future.  This consensus was also hailed as a victory for multilateralism.

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