Source: The post is based on the article “India takes over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union” published in PIB on 3rd January 2023
What is the News?
India has taken over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU).
What is the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU)?
Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU) is an intergovernmental organization of 32 member countries of the Asian-Pacific region.
It is the only Restricted Union of the Universal Postal Union(UPU) in the region, which is a specialized agency of the United Nations.
Purpose: The goal of APPU is to extend, facilitate and improve postal relations between member countries and to promote cooperation in the field of postal services.
Training Institute: APPU also runs the Asian-Pacific Postal College(APPC) supporting the training and development of member states postal staff. It is the largest intergovernmental postal training institute in the region.
Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand.