By Neil Denslow
The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations specialised agency that controls postal operations in 190 countries, is to hold its 2006 Strategy Conference in Dubai.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations specialised agency that controls postal operations in 190 countries, is to hold 2006 Strategy Conference in Dubai. This is the first time that the UPU Strategy Conference, which is held every four years, will have taken place outside of Switzerland, where the UPU is based.
The event, which is to be hosted by Emirates Post under the patronage of H.E. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister for Transportation and Chairman of Emirates Post, will take place in Dubai in November 2006.
“The UPU Strategy Conference, held in between two Congresses, takes stock of the progress of various projects and initiatives of UPU and charts the direction for posts until the next UPU Congress which will be held in Nairobi in 2008. UPU decided to hold the Strategy Conference outside its headquarters in order to generate greater involvement from different countries of this region,” says James Gunderson, director, office of the director general, strategic planning & communication, UPU.
“UPU has always been impressed by Emirates Post’s proactive approach to UPU activities as well as its achievements in posts and related fields. In addition, the UAE has been making its presence felt on the global map through a number of dynamic initiatives. For example, the hosting of the Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank in 2003 proved to the world that the UAE had the drive and expertise to organise global events. We are confident that Emirates Post will spare no efforts in making this event a success,” he adds.