(Recast and adopted by the 2012 Doha Congress)
The undersigned plenipotentiaries of the Governments of member countries of the Union, having regard to article 22.2 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, concluded at Vienna on 10 July 1964, have, by common consent, and subject to article 25.4 of the Constitution, drawn up in these General Regulations the following provisions securing the application of the Constitution and the functioning of the Union.
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The secretariat of the Union’s bodies and the Consultative Committee shall be provided by the International Bureau under the responsibility of the Director General.
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The International Bureau shall prepare and make available through the UPU website all the documents published on the occasion of each session. The International Bureau shall also indicate new e-document publications on the UPU website by means of an efficient web-signalling system.
Const. 2) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014] van Algemeen Reglement van de Wereldpostunie, Doha, 11-10-2012">
Article 131. List of member countries ( Const. 2) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014]
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The International Bureau shall prepare and keep up to date the list of member countries of the Union showing therein their contribution class, their geographical group and their position with respect to the Acts of the Union.
Const. 20; Gen. Regs 139, 140, 143) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014] van Algemeen Reglement van de Wereldpostunie, Doha, 11-10-2012">
Article 132. Information. Opinions. Requests for explanation and amendment of the Acts. Inquiries. Role in the settlement of accounts ( Const. 20; Gen. Regs 139, 140, 143) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014]
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The International Bureau shall be at all times at the disposal of the Council of Administration, the Postal Operations Council and member countries and their designated operators for the purpose of supplying them with any necessary information on questions relating to the service.
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In particular it shall collect, collate, publish and distribute all kinds of information of interest to the international postal service, give an opinion, at the request of the parties involved, on questions in dispute, act on requests for explanation and amendment of the Acts of the Union and, in general, carry out such studies and editorial or documentary work as are assigned to it by those Acts or as may be referred to it in the interest of the Union.
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It shall also conduct inquiries requested by member countries and their designated operators to obtain the views of other member countries and designated operators on a particular question. The result of an inquiry shall not have the status of a vote and shall not be formally binding.
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It may act as a clearing house in the settlement of accounts of all kinds relating to the postal service.
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The International Bureau shall ensure the confidentiality and security of commercial data provided by member countries and/or their designated operators for the performance of its duties arising from the Acts or decisions of the Union.
Const. 1) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014] van Algemeen Reglement van de Wereldpostunie, Doha, 11-10-2012">
Article 133. Technical cooperation ( Const. 1) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014]
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The International Bureau shall develop postal technical assistance in all its forms within the framework of international technical cooperation.
Const. 20) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014] van Algemeen Reglement van de Wereldpostunie, Doha, 11-10-2012">
Article 134. Forms supplied by the International Bureau ( Const. 20) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014]
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The International Bureau shall be responsible for arranging the manufacture of international reply coupons and for supplying them, at cost, to member countries or their designated operators ordering them.
Const. 8) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014] van Algemeen Reglement van de Wereldpostunie, Doha, 11-10-2012">
Article 135. Acts of Restricted Unions and Special Agreements ( Const. 8) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014]
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Two copies of the Acts of Restricted Unions and of Special Agreements concluded under article 8 of the Constitution shall be sent to the International Bureau by the offices of such Unions, or failing that, by one of the contracting parties.
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The International Bureau shall see that the Acts of Restricted Unions and Special Agreements do not include conditions less favourable to the public than those which are provided for in the Acts of the Union. It shall notify the Council of Administration of any irregularity discovered through applying this provision.
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The International Bureau shall inform member countries and their designated operators of the existence of the Restricted Unions and the Special Agreements mentioned above.
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The International Bureau shall publish, with the aid of the documents made available to it, a periodical in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.
Const. 20; Gen. Regs 107.1.24) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014] van Algemeen Reglement van de Wereldpostunie, Doha, 11-10-2012">
Article 137. Annual report on the work of the Union ( Const. 20; Gen. Regs 107.1.24) [Wordt voorlopig toegepast per 01-01-2014]
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The International Bureau shall make an annual report on the work of the Union, which shall be sent, after approval by the Management Committee of the Council of Administration, to member countries and/or designated operators, the Restricted Unions and the United Nations.
Inhoudsopgave
General Regulations of the Universal Postal Union
- CHAPTER I. ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND OPERATION OF CONGRESSES, THE COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION, THE POSTAL OPERATIONS COUNCIL AND THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
- CHAPTER II. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU
+ CHAPTER III. SUBMISSION, CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSALS, NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS ADOPTED AND ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE REGULATIONS AND OTHER DECISIONS ADOPTED
+ CHAPTER IV. FINANCE
+ CHAPTER V. ARBITRATION
+ CHAPTER VI. USE OF LANGUAGES WITHIN THE UNION
+ CHAPTER VII. FINAL PROVISIONS
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