The Plenary Assembly of the 25th Universal Postal Congress has elected Pascal Clivaz Deputy-Director General of the International Bureau of the UPU by 95 out of 158 votes. For Switzerland this is the highest permanent position in the system of the United Nations since its adhesion in 2002. Besides Switzerland, the USA were candidate as well.
On 10 October next, the 25th Universal Postal Congress of Doha (Qatar) will elect the new Director General and the Deputy Director General of the UPU. To cover this event, M. Ulrich Hurni will give his impressions throughout the three weeks of the Congress. 6
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded Switzerland’s devotion to cooperation, compassion and the relief of poverty, noting that the country’s commitment to human rights reflected the spirit and mission of the United Nations. 6
In view of the UPU Congress to be held in Doha (Qatar) from 23 September to 15 October 2012, Marc Furrer has been appointed Secretary of State by the Federal Council.
As part of the West African Postal Conference, a working session was held on 12 April 2012 to discuss « Future Business Models for the Posts of the Sub-region ». 6
25 February 2012
An extraordinary view in the heart of the Bernese Alps, a typical Swiss dish and, for the brave ones, a downhill trip by sledge were on the programme of the excursion organised by Swiss Post for the delegates of the UPU.