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Thursday, 9 October 2014

World Post Day 2014, October 9th

Всемирный день почты‬, 9октября‬.
Día Mundial del Correo‬, ‪‎9 de octubre.
 Journée mondiale de la poste‬, ‪‎9 octobre‬.
World Post Day, October 9.
باليوم العالمي للبريد

Theme 2014 : Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape.
موضوع اليوم العالمي للبريد لعام 2014: لخدمات البريد مكانتها في مجال الاتصالات المتغير

Each day the United States Postal Service processes hundreds of millions of pieces of mail and delivers to over 150 million addresses. At the center of this bustling postal network are more than a hundred Processing and Distribution Centers spread across the United States. Follow these letters, catalogs, magazines, and parcels as they make their way through the Postal delivery network.

See the giant screen exhibit in person at the National Postal Museum in Washington DC! Visit the entire Smithsonian online exhibit:

Universal Postal Union. : Director General Bishar A. Hussein delivers his 2014 annual message for World Post Day.

Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape.

Postal services have always been important motors of economic activity and growth.
The very creation of the Universal Postal Union 140 years ago established a multilateral framework for the exchange of documents and goods across borders. It helped postal services pave the way to globalized trade and commerce.
Today, Posts are poised to play a very important role in a new wave of globalization being ushered in by the Internet, which calls for greater inclusion of citizens everywhere.
With half of the world’s population living in rural areas, the postal network is well placed to reach them. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, 80% of post offices are located in smaller cities and rural areas, where the majority of people live.
For postal services to flourish, electrical and Internet connectivity is essential, especially in developing countries, where only 32% of the population has access to the Internet.
The global postal network is a tremendous asset for extending this digital reach – not only for the benefit of citizens and businesses, but also for governments, development agencies and other stakeholders looking for solutions to many of the challenges our world is grappling with.
According to the World Bank, post offices are the cheapest providers of remittance services, ahead of banks and money transfer operators.
Posts are also the second biggest contributors to financial inclusion after banks, with one billion people holding a postal account.
And there are new opportunities with cross-border e-commerce. Although this business is still relatively new, global online sales should reach 1.5 trillion dollars by year end. More often than not, online purchases are delivered by the Post.
Postal activities stimulate the global economy and improve livelihoods. And, with 640,000 post offices worldwide, we find them where they can make a difference.
By increasing post offices’ electrical and Internet connectivity, governments can ensure that post offices make a major contribution to efforts to bring communication, financial, social and economic services to rural populations.
As the communication landscape evolves, I see an important place in it for Posts, especially in this new globalized world.
I urge governments to carry on investing in their national postal network so that citizens and businesses continue to benefit from a most essential and affordable public service.

I wish you a happy World Post Day.

Resources :
Postal contacts for international customers, Universal Postal Union .

ForumWorld Post Day - 9 October

This event is celebrated every year since 1969, on the anniversary of the founding of the UPU (Universal Postal Union), and commemorates all the hard work and social contributions of the postal services worldwide.
So across the world, post offices celebrate this special day in many different ways. This includes special philatelic exhibitions, free entrance in postal and communications museums, introducing new products and services, special cancellation marks, seminars, workshops and more!

We are currently gathering information for the events for 2014, so if you know of some, please let us know so that we can mention it on this page.

These are the events we are aware of in 2014:
Belpochta will release a special World Post Day stamp and cancellation mark, available at the main post office in Minsk 

Czech Republic
Česká Pošta will have a special cancellation mark with the UPU logo. It will be available from 9-17th October, on Prague's main post office.
The Finnish Post is celebrating its national Stamp Day, by offering unique postage stamps with local attractions in 60 of their Post offices (these can also be ordered online). Special cancellation marks will also be available on this day.
Deutsche Post has a special cancellation stamp to mark the occasion.
The Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin will hold a conference at 5pm on the theme "Die Post geht um die Welt. 140 Jahre Weltpostverein" in cooperation with Deutsche Post.
           Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Post will issue a set of joint stamps together with Pos Malaysia, celebrating local food.
Also, the Hong kong post office will allow everyone to post one personal local letter for free on the World Post Day.
An Post is producing free international, postage-paid postcards which will be available to customers at the GPO, Dublin and in the Main Post Offices in Cork, Galway, Athlone and Letterkenny. Also, visitors can avail of free admission to the Letters, Lives & Liberty exhibition at the An Post Museum in Dublin’s GPO.
Four new stamps celebrating "International Letter Writing Week" will be issued by Japan Post. A special cancellation stamp will be available from 9-15th October, on the mail post offices throughout the country.
The Latvijas Pasts is holding its 9th Postcrossing meeting to celebrate the World Post Day 2014. Participants will have the chance to tour the mail sorting center in Riga and gain some insight into the company’s daily operations.
Macao Post will have a special postcard, commemorative envelope and cancellation mark, available at Macao Post's Headquarters and the Communications Museum on 9th October 2014.
PHLPost is holding its second Letter Writing Day, in various malls around the country.
Thailand Post is launching a World Post Day-themed stamp, and allowing its users to send one free postcard during World Post Day.
Ukraine Post has a special cancellation stamp for October 9th, which will be available at the main post office in Kharkiv (Kirova, 6).
The Smithsonian National Post Museum will host a meeting of the Mail Social Club, with mail workshops & passionate experts to share their skills & love of the post.

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