The UPU will launch its 150th anniversary celebrations in close partnership with La Poste Groupe, La Poste Historical Committee (CHP) and SIRICE laboratory by delving into the rich history of postal services and the UPU through a historical colloquium. The Colloquium will welcome 40 historians, academics and philatelists from over 16 countries under the theme “Achieving ‘a single postal territory’: A global promise – Past and present”. It will serve as an important platform for discussion and an opportunity to build stronger connections between academic historians – a valuable group of stakeholders within the postal sector.
The colloquium is composed of eight sub-themes and will be held on 1 and 2 February, under six different sessions and two parallel workshops. The themes here will explore how the UPU has supported and accompanied postal services to become key components of international communication, business and development over the last century and a half.
The event will be streamed live on UPU TV (tv.upu.int).