News Article World Post Day 2014
Today is World Post Day - the anniversary of the formation of the Universal Postal Union (also known as the UPU).
The UPU was founded in 1874 making it the second oldest international organisation in the world. Its purpose - to faciliate cooperation between postal autorities - is as important as its heritage is impressive.
World Post Day, first celebrated in 1969, is designed to raise awareness of the role played by organisations providing postal services.
Several postal authories are running events to celebrate the occasion, and plenty are talking about it on Twitter…
Here are some notable tweets that we’ve found so far:
Did you know nearly 445 billion letters are delivered around the world every year? #WorldPostDay is on the 9th of October!— Poetry Postie (@PoetryPostie) October 6, 2014
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