October, 2006

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Event Type: Observances
Event Name: World Post Day
Event Description: World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. UPU member countries across the world use the event to emphasize the important role of the postal sector in the daily lives of people and in the social and economic development of countries.
UN Sponsor: Universal Postal Union (UPU)
Activities: Activities include conferences and seminars, educational and sport events, letter-writing competitions, philatelic exhibitions and special stamp issues, and the promotion of new postal products and services. World Post Day posters are put on display in public places and a message from the Director General is distributed.
Event URL: http://www.upu.int/world_post_day/en/index.shtml

Date & Time:

From: 9-Oct-2006 TO: 9-Oct-2006



For more information please contact: Juliana Nel
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