Παρασκευή, 8 Οκτωβρίου 2021

9 October – World Post Day

Innovate to recover

Postal operators all over the world are celebrating World Post Day this year with the motto “Innovate to recover”, hoping that they will finally be able to leave behind the negative impact of the pandemic, moving forward with new ideas and methods and consistently offering a safe, high-quality postal service.

For Hellenic Post, this year’s motto is particularly timely. Not content with successfully completing a large-scale early retirement scheme, we also rose to the challenge of the pandemic, using certified methods and procedures to protect against Covid. What’s more, we introduced an innovative robotic sorting system, exploiting artificial intelligence in a process of digital transformation.

There is a special stamp featuring the poster designed by the Universal Postal Union to mark the occasion this year. Join us in celebrating World Post Day by sticking it on your envelopes!

As part of its celebrations, Hellenic Post will be organising a series of online educational activities for schools all over the country.

Talking about this year's celebration, the Director General of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, Bishar A. Hussein, said:

“(…)When COVID-19 affected all the countries of the world, including the established supply chain infrastructure, the Post still found a way to continue offering services to communities.

It is this innovativeness of Posts, and their resilience in serving communities, that we are celebrating on the occasion of World Post Day.

The theme of this year’s World Post Day is “Innovate to recover”!

Together, let us learn the lessons arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and understand that innovation is not an accessory; it is the driving force behind recovery, and what makes this sector crucial to billions of people.(..)”

Every year on 9 October, post offices all over the world celebrate World Post Day, which commemorates the founding of the Universal Postal Union in 1874. The UPU was one of the first institutions to connect populations globally, beyond their geographical borders. Today, the UPU’s vast network comprises 192 member countries, more than 640,000 post offices, and a workforce of 5 million employees.