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The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was established in 1874, with its headquarters in Berne, Switzerland. The organization adopted its current name in 1878. It is the second-oldest international organization worldwide (after the International Telecommunication Union, ITU); it coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system, and became on 1 July 1948 a Specialized Agency of the United Nations. French is the official language of the UPU; English was added as a working language in 1994. There are five bodies within the UPU: the Congress, the Council of Administration, the Postal Operations Council, the Consultative Committee, and the International Bureau.
Todays stamp is from Sweden and was issued in 1924. It celebrates the 50th birthday of the UPU. CV for a mint copy is 60