Post of Serbia - Commemorative stamp honouring the holiday of all posts and mail carriers


Commemorative stamp honouring the holiday of all posts and mail carriers

The Post of Serbia has issued a commemorative postage stamp "World Post Day" together with national postal administrations around the world, in honour of the upcoming holiday of the global postal community, celebrated on October 9. World Post Day has been celebrated since 1969, with the aim of promoting the Post as an institution, its influence on the daily life of people all over the planet, and raising awareness of its contribution to the overall socio-economic development of humanity.

The commemorative issue of "World Post Day" postage stamps conveys the message of this year's celebration – Post for Planet. Post, a global business entity in the sector of delivery of goods and provision of services, should take a leading role in activities to mitigate climate change and show the way to partners in the global supply chain, in such a way as to ensure sustainable development and a better future for generations to come in their own business – is the message sent this year by the global postal community. The philatelic issue was realized in professional cooperation with the Universal Postal Union.

"Post of Serbia takes full responsibility and is active in developing capacity to assume this important role, by changing the way of thinking and planning in all business segments. We have done a lot to create the foundation, a lot more awaits us as we build a system that will continuously have a positive impact on the environment, community and society as a whole. It is important that we emphasize that commitment again on the day when we celebrate the World Post Day and highlight that we are united in creating a better world", said Zoran Đorđević, Acting Director of the Post of Serbia.

The Universal Postal Union was founded on October 9, 1874 in Bern, and the Principality of Serbia was among the 22 founding countries. The decision to mark that day as a holiday of the global postal community, which today gathers 192 countries, was made at the Congress of the Universal Postal Union held in Tokyo in 1969.