Comments invited on the adoption of the Universal Postal Union Convention and implementation of its provisions

Press release 27.04.2022 10.00 fi sv en

Post delivery in Helsinki. (Photo: Karavanov Lev / Shutterstock)

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has sent out for comments a government proposal for the adoption of the Universal Postal Union Convention and for the acts implementing its provisions.

The 27th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress was held on 9–27 August 2021. The Congress is the organisation’s highest decision-making body, which meets every four years. At the Congress, negotiations were held on amendments to the UPU Constitution, Regulations and Convention.

The matters discussed mainly concerned the operations of the Union and of the designated operators of the member countries. Some of the provisions in force remained unchanged, and only some articles were amended. Many of the amendments made are technical in nature.

As a rule, the agreements will enter into force on 1 July 2022.

What's next?

The deadline for comments on the draft bill is 2 May 2022. Comments may be submitted by all organisations and citizens online at or by email to After the consultation round, the preparations will continue at the Ministry.


Inka Näkkäläjärvi, Senior Specialist, inka.nakkalajarvi(at), tel. +358 50 475 2740

Sini Wirén, Director of Unit, sini.wiren(at), tel. +358 40 507 0916