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Postal Services Have Ability to Catalyse Positive Actions across Range of Sectors, Says Secretary-General in Message for World Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Post Day, observed on 9 October:

On World Post Day, we celebrate the critical contributions of postal workers in connecting people around the world with essential services that improve their daily lives and boost the development of their communities.

With a global network and universal service mandate to ensure access for all, the postal sector is a key partner in our effort to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The theme of this year’s World Post Day — “Post for Planet” — recognizes the many ways in which postal services are finding cleaner, greener means to reach our doorsteps day in, day out.

“Post for Planet” is also a call to action for the postal sector to use its position as a connector between Governments, businesses and people to take a leading role in our fight against climate change.

Working with partners from across the logistics, financial and digital spheres, postal services have the power to catalyse positive actions across a wide range of other sectors.

I thank the Universal Postal Union for leading this call to action and look forward to working together towards a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.

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