The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is participating in the World Post Day ceremony that will be held virtually on October 9, 2020 by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), under the theme title: “more than mail”. The World Post Day aims at bringing awareness to the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.
The event will be attended by high-level representatives from governments and national regulators, chief executives from several other United Nations (UN) agencies, as well as high-level representatives from the Swiss authorities. During the ceremony, the young winner of UPU 49th International Letter-Writing Competition will be honored, also, the awards ceremony for the winners of the 2020 Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) awards will be held.
It is worth to mention that the World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9 to mark the anniversary of the UPU establishment in 1874. The UPU is a UN specialized agency and one of the world’s oldest international organizations, also it is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players and has 192-member countries; Qatar is a member of the UPU since 1969.