On October 9, World Post Day is observed every year. Sending letters by post was the only choice before digital communication came into our lives, and if it was an urgent message, it was the telegraph, which revolutionised long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals between stations over a wire laid.
Countries around the world committed themselves in 2015 to working together to attain the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) aimed at ending extreme hunger and poverty fighting inequality and injustice, and taking steps to reverse climate change, to name only a few of the 17 new targets accepted. The Post now has a more important role than ever, playing its part in this global initiative by providing infrastructure for growth.
History of World Post Day
The anniversary of the Universal Postal Union marks World Post Day which aims to inform people about how post offices have helped to foster global connectivity and to make everyone more connected.
In order to help develop postal policies, the Universal Postal Union started in 1874 when the Treaty of Bern established it. The Bern Treaty was the outcome of an international conference organised by the Swiss government in order to unify the various postal regulations so that mail could be freely exchanged.