World Post Day is one of the international days celebrated in the United Nations system. It is held annually on October 9 by decision of the 14th Congress of the Universal Postal Union (Universal Postal Union) on the day the union was created in 1874. This day was proclaimed World Post Day at the Congress of the World Postal Union, held in Tokyo in 1969.
On October 9, 1874, in Bjorn (Switzerland), representatives of 22 countries, including Russia, signed the Treaty of Bern, establishing the foundation of the General Postal Union. In 1878, the union changed its name and became known as the Universal Postal Union (UPU). To date, the UPU has 192 countries in its membership. All over the world, starting from October 9, International Writing Week is held.
According to the UPU, international mail speaks 6,800 languages of its customers and is the world's longest physical mail delivery network. It is designed to ensure the safe, efficient and cost-effective movement of goods and the exchange of ideas. Mail transmits the personal thoughts of friends over long distances. It helps businesses of all sizes find customers and meet their needs.