UPU: Our colleagues at Ukrposhta have called for our help and we must answer

UPU: Our colleagues at Ukrposhta have called for our help and we must answer

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) – a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector’s primary forum for international cooperation – has launched an additional channel of support for the Ukrainian Post (Ukrposhta) through its Quality of Service Fund.

“Solidarity is a founding principle of the UPU. Our colleagues at Ukrposhta have called for our help and we must answer to ensure people and communities continue to receive humanitarian aid and other essential services offered by the Post,” said UPU Director General Masahiko Metoki. “I therefore appeal to our postal family to support our colleagues in Ukraine by any means possible, including through this new avenue.”

Ukrposhta has continued to deliver humanitarian aid, pension payments and postal items throughout the conflict, despite loss of life and injuries to postal staff, as well as damage to the Post’s property and infrastructure.

Contributions through the Quality of Service Fund (QSF) will help support the reconstruction of postal infrastructure and restoration of postal services in conjunction with the UPU’s Emergency and Solidarity Fund (ESF).

The UPU’s QSF supports projects in developing countries that improve the quality of their postal services, while the ESF is a special account that allows the UPU to provide emergency assistance to restore postal services in the wake of a crisis. This synergy between the two funds will allow QSF beneficiary countries to donate some of their QSF assets to joint emergency assistance projects in Ukraine.

In the past, the QSF funds have been used to provide emergency assistance for the Posts of Haiti, Indonesia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and others.

Countries wishing to donate funds through their QSF account may contact the QSF Secretariat [email protected].

Learn more about the Emergency and Solidarity Fund assistance to Ukraine: https://www.upu.int/en/Press-Release/2022/Universal-Postal-Union-calls-for-donations-to-support-postal-services-in-Ukraine

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