In News: India will take over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) having its Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand from January.
Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU)
- An intergovernmental organization of 32-member countries of the Asian-Pacific region.
- The only Restricted Union of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the region, which is a specialised agency of the United Nations
- To extend, facilitate and improve postal relations between member countries and to promote cooperation in the field of postal services.
- APPU also takes the lead in ensuring that all technical and operational projects of UPU are fulfilled in the region so that it is integrated into the global postal network in the best possible way.
This is the first time an Indian is leading an international organization in the postal sector.
Source: News on AIR