African Support Committee to Côte d’Ivoire for the organization of the 27th ordinary congress of UPU in Abidjan 2021
As part of the organization of the 27th UPU Congress in Côte d’Ivoire, scheduled to take place in 2021, all member states of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) have expressed their support to Côte d’Ivoire.
PAPU is the specialized agency of the African Union (AU) in charge of postal services. Created in 1980 following a decision of the OAU Plenipotentiary Conference in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania, it currently has 45 members.
The creation of the Union aims to coordinate the development of postal services in Africa.
One of its missions is also to strengthen cooperation between African countries with partners around the world to share best practices, experiences, and expertise.
At the 37th session of the PAPU in Algeria held from May 8 to 10, 2018, Member States decided to set up an African committee to support Côte d’Ivoire in organizing the 27th UPU Congress;
This African support committee is chaired by Tunisia and vice-chaired by Guinea and South Africa.
The main objectives of this committee are to mobilize human, financial and material resources to support Côte d’Ivoire, which will organize the 27th Congress in 2021 in Abidjan.
Countries have been selected according to their geographical area to chair this committee:
- The North, represented by Tunisia
- The West, represented by Guinea Conakry
- The Centre, represented by Equatorial Guinea
- The East, represented by Uganda
- The South, represented by South Africa
Each of these countries is responsible for organizing regional meetings and collecting contributions from the countries in its area.
It is in this regard that for its zone, Guinea organized a meeting in Conakry on May 28, 2019, which brought together all ECOWAS Member States.
During that meeting, all ECOWAS countries decided together to set up a large-scale mobilization policy throughout Africa so that the Abidjan meeting would be a great success, as the Congress’ slogan is “Africa invites you, Côte d’Ivoire welcomes you”.