Going postal

by | Oct 8, 2013


Dear reader, there is nothing make fun of here.  Nothing.

9 October

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.

Awareness

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. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.

 

OK, a small smile may be permissible…

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    <strong><a href="http://www.globaldashboard.org/author/richard-gowan/">Richard Gowan</a></strong> coordinates the International Security Institutions program at the <a href="http://www.cic.nyu.edu">Center on International Cooperation</a>, New York University. He is also the UN Policy Fellow at the <a href="http://www.ecfr.eu">European Council on Foreign Relations</a> and an associate of the <a href="http://www.fpc.org.uk">Foreign Policy Center</a> (London).


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