Universal Postal Congress 1957

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XIV Universal Postal Congress
Venue Ottawa , Canada
Period August 14th to October 3rd, 1957
Participating countries 96
Delegates 300+ attachés
proposals 1200

The 14th Universal Postal Congress took place in 1957 in Ottawa, Canada .

At the suggestion of the United States, Congress passed a recommendation that one week in October be celebrated as “Week of the Written Letter”. At the following congress, the beginning was set on Sunday, with which the week begins, in which October 9th (the anniversary of the signing of the “General Postal Union Agreement”) lies.


  • History of the Deutsche Post
    • Volume 4: 1945 to 1978 by Steinmetz and Elias ; Ed .: Federal Ministry for Post and Telecommunications, Bonn, 1979
  • Archive for German Postal History (Ed .: German Society for Postal and Telecommunications History ):
    • Marc Moser: 100 years of the Universal Postal Union; Part 1 in volume 1/1974 and part 2 in volume 1/1975
  • E. Waegner: The fourteenth Universal Postal Congress in Ottawa , Frankfurt / Main: Josef Keller, 1958, no. 6, p. 185

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Manual dictionary of the postal system , 3rd edition; P. 148