UNITED Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says resilient postal systems offer support during natural disasters, financial services to hundreds of millions of people and essential information in times of crises.
In a message to mark the World Post Day which fell yesterday, Guterres said with more than 600,000 offices across the globe, the postal sector was one of the world’s largest logistical networks and a vital centre of community life everywhere.
“This year’s observance of World Post Day highlights the sector’s value not just for delivering the mail, but for delivering good. Resilient postal systems offer support during natural disasters, financial services to hundreds of millions of people; and essential information in times of crises,” he said.” This network, through its international treaties and emphasis on universal service, is a constant voice for multilateralism and force for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also promotes literacy and education for children.”
Guterres urged the world’s postal sector to continue its laudable efforts to advance progress for all and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.