United Postal Union is a specialised agency of the UN that coordinates the postal service policy among its member nations. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau.
There are 192 member nations of the United Postal Union. The newest member is South Sudan, which joined on 4 October 2011.
The basic objectives of the UPU are listed below :
- Financial services
- General policy issues
- Postal economics
- Sustainable development
- Technical cooperation