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We celebrate alongside UPU and the rest of the world, The World Post Day

By: Daily Postal - Oct.10, 2019 2:25 pm

This international date promoted by UPU is to raise awareness of the fundamental role the postal sector plays in the everyday life and contribution to the social and economic development of countries.

SuperGIROS, is the fastest growing postal company in the country, and thanks to its wide coverage is recognized by colombians as a company that has helped building and uniting a country, by bringing people closer and keeping them together as families.

This is why we want to celebrate this October 9th alongside the UPU and the rest of the world, The World Post Day.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU), formerly called General Postal Union, chose October 9th to commemorate its foundation as an organization in 1874.

Also, the goal was to effectively unify various services by creating a unique postal territory; focused on the reciprocal exchange of correspondence and strengthen the principle of free correspondence transit in the world.

In addition, this international date is intended to raise awareness of the fundamental role the postal sector has played in the everyday life and contribution to the social and economic development of countries.

Furthermore, like the postal service has helped many people stayed united for centuries, regardless of the country or place where they´re located;

SuprGIROS fulfills the role of bringing all of Colombia closer

through its diverse portfolio of services, being money orders one of the most special and important for Colombian families.

More than five million postal employees and 663,000 offices exist around the world.

According to data from the UPU, a specialized agency of the United Nations, postal services process and deliver an average of 368,000 million letters and 6,400 million packages every year.

Postal services process and deliver an average of 368,000 million letters and 6,400 million packages every year.

Currently, the UPU is responsible for promoting and developing communication between nations, which leads it to “play a leading role, favoring the constant growth between postal services.

Unlike other international days, the Post Office is not celebrated under any particular theme every year, although they want to highlight the three strategic pillars that defines it: innovation, integration, inclusion”.

On the other hand, a famous family in Colombia established the first mail route between Spain and the New World.

In 1834, the Main Post Office in Santafé de Bogotá is organized under the administration of General Santander; the ‘estafetas’ are increased and three Main Post Districts are created, with their respective administrators who must reside in Santafé de Bogotá, Caracas and Quito.

By 1881, Colombia joined the General Postal Union, now called Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Aditionally, more than 150 countries celebrate this day every year in different ways.

Some promote new products and postal services while other companies in commemoration of this date, provide incentives to their employees for their remarkable client service.

Finally, SuperGIROS, as a key company in the business, wishes all the organizations and colombians a Happy World Post Day!

More about SuperGIROS click here

Fun facts

 – The first courier service comes from 2400 B.C., in Egypt

 – The messages from the Babylonians in sheets of clay

– In China, paper envelopes barely appeared in the second century B.C.

– The first mailboxes,have their origin in 1653, in Paris, France; when the first postal system was established in the city.

If you like to know more go to Upu Website

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