African Posts and Telecommunications Union (APTU)

Union africaine des postes et télécommunications (UAPT)

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8 Sep 1961, Tananarive, under the name African and Malagasy Postal and Telecommunications Union -- Union africaine et malgache des postes et des télécommunications (UAMPT), as a common institution of the then H-XH3798 - African and Malagasy Union (Brazzaville Group), subsequently, up to its dissolution in 1985, H-XD0324 - African and Mauritian Common Organization, on signature of Convention by representatives of 12 States. Convention modified Mar 1963, Ouagadougou. Listed name adopted on signature of new Convention, 24 Oct 1975, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville). A Restricted Union of B-XB3408 - Universal Postal Union (UPU) until ceased activities in 1996.


Promote, maintain and extend coordination and cooperation between members in order to improve and organize postal and telecommunication services, thus ensuring a high standard of operation in their reciprocal relations and in their relations with other countries; coordinate members' efforts towards these ends; draw up and present, when appropriate, joint proposals at international postal and telecommunications congresses or conferences.


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Ministerial Council (rotating presidency). Expert Committees subdivided among 3 Commissions: Post and Financial Services; Telecommunications; Administrative and Budget Affairs. Education Committee; Secretariat-General.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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