UPU - Universal Postal Union

08/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/03/2021 04:38

Media Advisory: Journalists invited to attend Universal Postal Congress in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 9-27 August

The Universal Postal Congress, hosted by the government of the Côte d'Ivoire, is the Universal Postal Union's quadrennial Congress bringing together representatives of the UN specialized agency's 192 member countries to discuss the international postal sector.

What: The Universal Postal Congress
When: 9-27 August
Where: Sofitel Hotel, Bvd. Hassane 2, Abidjan, Cocody.

Journalists attending the Universal Postal Congress will have the opportunity to cover the following on 9 August:

  • 10 am to noon (GMT+0): The Opening Ceremony in the main conference hall; and

  • 1 pm to 2 pm: A press conference with the Director General of the Universal Postal Union Bishar A. Hussein (TBC)

On 10 August, journalists can attend a UPU Ministerial Strategy Conference bringing together ministers in charge of the postal sector, chiefs of regulatory authorities, heads of intergovernmental agencies and other high-level representatives of organizations to discuss how Posts benefit economies and societies in general.

NOTE: Journalists will have their own working room for the duration of the Congress and there will be a daily briefing on the main events and numerous interview opportunities.
Those journalists unable to attend the Universal Postal Congress can view proceedings on
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Accreditation of journalists
To begin the accreditation process for local journalists, please contact:
Alain Toussaint

For accreditation of international journalists, please see:
Ekaterina Sitnikova
[email protected]
For media enquiries, please contact:
David Dadge
Manager, Communication and Events Programme
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
Executive Office Directorate
T +41 31 350 31 23
E-mail: david.dadge[at]