Asian-Pacific Postal Union

The Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU) is an intergovernmental organization of 32 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The purpose of the union is to extend, facilitate and improve the postal relations and promote cooperation in the field of the postal services between the member-countries.[3] APPU is a Restricted Union as defined by Article 8 of the Universal Postal Union, serving to coordinate postal services in the region.[4] It is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

Asian-Pacific Postal Union
Formation1 July 1982 (41 years ago) (1982-07-01)
TypeIntergovernmental organization
PurposeTo facilitate postal relations and cooperation between members [1]
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand[2]
Coordinates13°53′10″N 100°34′13″E / 13.8860925°N 100.5701929°E / 13.8860925; 100.5701929
Area served
Asia Pacific
32 state members
Secretary General
Vinaya Prakash Singh



APPU was formed (in its current form) by an international treaty through an Asian-Pacific Postal Convention signed in Yogyakarta on 27 March 1981.[5] The organisation has origins dating back to 1961.[6]


  Afghanistan   Australia   Bangladesh   Bhutan
  Brunei   Cambodia   China   Fiji
  India   Indonesia   Iran   Japan
  Laos   Malaysia   Maldives   Mongolia
  Myanmar   Nauru   Nepal   New Zealand
  Pakistan   Papua New Guinea   Philippines   Republic of Korea
  Samoa   Singapore   Solomon Islands   Sri Lanka
  Thailand   Tonga   Vanuatu   Vietnam

Asian-Pacific Postal College


APPU also runs the Asian-Pacific Postal College (APPC) founded in 1970 supporting the training and development of member states' postal staff.[7] The APPC is also based in Bangkok, Thailand.[8]


  1. ^ APPU vision
  2. ^ APPU location
  3. ^ "Members – APPU Asian-Pacific Postal Union". Asian-Pacific Postal Union. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  4. ^ UPU, Infoteam SA -. "Universal Postal Union – About Restricted Unions". Archived from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Asian-Pacific Postal Convention, and Final Protocol [1983] ATS 12". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Background – APPU Asian-Pacific Postal Union". Asian-Pacific Postal Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. ^ "About – APPU Asian-Pacific Postal Union". Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ APPC location