Australia is seeking re-election to the two governing councils of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialised agency of the United Nations made up of 192 countries from across the globe.

1 March 2016

Together with Australia's Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and representatives from Australia Post, we announced Australia's candidacy for election to the Council of Administration (CA) and Postal Operations Council (POC) while attending recent meetings of the councils in Berne, Switzerland.

Founded in 1874, the UPU is the second oldest international organisation in the world. It is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector stakeholders and helps to ensure a universal postal service network.

If elected to the CA and POC, Australia will be involved in decision making on international postal policy and standards from 2017 to 2020.

The election and voting will take place in October this year at the 26th Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.