In 1969 the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in Tokyo initiated World Post which is held in October, 09 2017. It aims to explain to the public the major role of postal offices for the global world concerning private and business matters. Divers events are organized by the UPU on that date to value the contribution of the postal sector for social and economic development.
In many post offices new products and services are introduced on World Post Day. Sometimes it is possible for the public to gain a look behind the scenes of postal services and special stamp collections are created. The post offices also offer divers possibilities to get information along with sportive or cultural events. World Post Day is an approved world day by the United Nations (UN).