thirteenth UPU Congress met in the "Paleis der Academiën / Palais des
Académies" (Palace of the Academies) in
Some of the most important decisions were:
the abolishing of former requirements on the colour of postage stamps (blue for letters, red for postal cards and green for printed matter);
the authorization of simultaneous interpretation of discussions in the Congress and other UPU bodies in French, English, Russian and Spanish;
the recognition of the establishment of the United National Postal Administration;
the extension of the free postage already provided for prisoners of war and civilian internees and granting of the same exemption to literature for the blind.
last revised: 30 September 2008