1984 – First Plenipotentiary Conference of PAPU

1984 – First Plenipotentiary Conference of PAPU

30 April – 11 May 1984

In 1984, Zimbabwe hosted the First Plenipotentiary Conference of the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) in Harare.

The objectives of the Union are:

1.  To maintain and extend co-operation among Member-States for the improvement and rational use of postal services;

2. To harmonize tariff structure among Member-States with the view of establishing tariffs compatible with good services and a sound financial management of postal services.

3. To promote the establishment of multi-national regional and sub-regional postal training institutes in Africa, in co-cooperation with international and African Regional and sub-regional organizations with legitimate interest in postal services in Africa.

4. To harmonize, as far as possible the position of the Member –States during international meetings in the field of postal services and in particular at UPU meetings.

5. To publish information and research material on postal services for the benefit of Member–States of the Union and to encourage the exchange of information and staff between the administrations of Member-States.

6. To act as a servicing institution for its Member-States for integrated postal development providing them with the necessary technical support.

The purpose of the conference are:

1. The plenipotentiary Conference hereinafter referred to, as “the Conference” shall be the supreme organ of the Union. It shall assume the prime functions with a view to achieving the objectives of the Union.

2. It shall consist of Ministers responsible for postal Services of Member-States.

3. The Conference shall convene in an ordinary session every four years.

4. At the request of one or more Member-States, the Administrative Council or the General Secretariat and subject to the agreement of two-thirds of the Member-States, the Conference shall convene in an extraordinary session.

5. African Liberation Movement recognized by the OAU shall, at their request, be admitted as observers to the sessions of the Conference.

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