Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal (PUASP)

Union postale des Amériques, de l'Espagne et du Portugal
Unión Postal de las Américas, España y Portugal (UPAEP)

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1911 Montevideo Uruguay


Established during 1st South American Postal Congress, by representatives of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Name changed, 1921, Buenos Aires (Argentina), when nine additional countries: Costa-Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep, El Salvador, Guatemala (Guatemala), Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and USA, became members. Honduras and Spain were incorporated as members at next congress, 1926, Mexico City (Mexico). Suriname became a member 1 Jan 1978. Name changed, 1931, Madrid (Spain) (when Canada and Haiti also adhered to the Union). Name changed, 1991, when Portugal adhered to the Union. Last Convention and Agreements signed 15 Sep 1995, Mexico City. A Restricted Union of B-XB3408 - Universal Postal Union (UPU). Statutes registered in 'LNTS 1/3023'.


Be the Regional Intergovernmental Organization leader in the transformation of the postal sector that contributes significantly to the sustainable economic and social development of its member countries and territories; promote strengthening of regulation, and reform and technical cooperation for the transformation and sustainable development of the postal sector, which ensures access to quality services in member countries and territories, as well as consensus for the Union integration.


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Congress (every 4 years); General Secretariat (Montevideo); Consultative and Executive Council (meets annually); Management Committee (meets twice a year).


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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