Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU)

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    2008

    Context

    • India takes over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union.

    Key Facts

    • India will take over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union from January 2023.
    • Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh will assume the charge of Secretary General of the Union during India’s four year tenure there.

    Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU)

    • Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) is an intergovernmental organisation comprising 32 member countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
    • It is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.
    • It is the only restricted union of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the region, which is a specialised agency of the United Nations.
    • It is the Secretary General who leads the activities of the Union. It is made up of three bodies namely, Congress, Executive Council and APPU Bureau.
    • Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) aims to extend, facilitate and improve postal relations between the member countries and promote cooperation in the field of postal services.

     Source: AIR