The new African countries elected to the UPU Postal Operations Council.
The eleven (11) countries were elected on 26 August 2021, during the 27th Universal Postal Congress held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
- Burkina Faso
These countries will sit for the 2022-2025 cycle.
The Postal Operations Council (POC) is the technical and operational mind of the UPU and consists of 40 member countries, elected during Congress. The body elects its own chair and meets annually at the UPU’s headquarters in Berne.
The POC’s work programme is geared towards helping Posts modernize and upgrade their postal products and services. It deals with the operational, economic and commercial aspects of the postal business. The body also makes recommendations to member countries on standards for technological, operational or other processes within its competence where uniform practices are necessary.