Published on: January 4, 2023

Asian-Pacific Postal Union

Asian-Pacific Postal Union

Why in news? India to take over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU)


About Asian-Pacific Postal Union

  • Type: Intergovernmental organization
  • Members: 32-member countries of the Asian-Pacific region.
  • Headquarters– Bangkok, Thailand
  • It is the only Restricted Union of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the region
  • Specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • Goal : To extend, facilitate and improve postal relations between member countries and to promote cooperation in the field of postal services.
  • APPU also takes the lead in ensuring that all technical and operational projects of the UPU are fulfilled in the region so that the region is integrated into the global postal network in the best possible way.
  • Secretary General leads the activities of the Union and is also the Director of the Asian Pacific Postal College (APPC) the largest intergovernmental postal training institute in the region.