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International law has been defined to be "the rules which determine the conduct of the general body of civilized states in their dealings with each other" (American and English Encycl.
International law is a part of the law of the land of which the courts take judicial notice, and municipal statutes are construed so as not to infringe on its doctrines.
International law, like all other systems, will be found to be but an endeavour to bring into the affairs of life the eternal principles of right at all times taught by the Christian Church.
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 Cover Pages: Universal Postal Union Publishes Approved International Address Standard UPU S42-1.
Postal address components: [as described in Section 5] the standard defines the decomposition of a postal address specification into segments, constructs and elements...
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is the specialized institution of the United Nations that regulates the universal postal service.
Some 6.2 million postal employees working in over 700,000 post offices all over the world handle an annual total of 430 billion letters, printed matter and parcels in the domestic service and almost 10 billion letters, printed matter and parcels in the international service.
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 THE ORDER OF MALTA, SOVEREIGNTY, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The essential difference between the protocols established by international organizations is that they are not governed by International Law, as are those between States, but by the specific legislation pertaining to those organizations, and agreements between the organization and the State (as with the European Union and non-member States).
Decisions by the International Court of Justice and its predecessor, and by other competent bodies, allow for a more extensive definition of Sovereignty and statehood, one which may be expressly limited in some way, or which may not enjoy the more visible aspects of statehood: territory and population.
Legal dependence in International law may of itself limit Sovereignty, but not destroy it, as is demonstrated by the dependency of certain States within the European Union on financial subsidies from the other member States through the medium of the Brussels commission.
www.chivalricorders.org /orders/smom/maltasov.htm   (9540 words)

 Universal Postal Convention Protocol
The postal market is highly dynamic due to new private-sector entrants, new alliances among public and private postal operators, and rapidly changing methods of communication through electronic mail.
Significant reform of the Universal Postal Union is possible as early as 2002 under authority granted by the Beijing Congress.
We are urging that Universal Postal Union member states show the farsightedness and vision displayed by their predecessors in 1874.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2001/index.cfm?docid=2087   (445 words)

 125th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)
Postal services, which began simply in the form of messengers serving kings and emperors, evolved into a complex web of bilateral arrangements governing the transit of mail between countries following the establishment of the first international postal treaty in the seventeenth century.
National postal reforms started the process ofbringing order and simplification to the international postal services.There were three notable instigators.
Then named the "General Postal Union" with an initial membership of 22 nations, the title changed to "Universal Postal Union" in 1878 due to the rapid increase in membership.
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 Universal Postal Union
Laura Pastor is right when she says that the stamp which you stick on an envelop serves to pay the mailman, but it also pays for the postal service in your country, the carrier which will take it to its destination and the postal service in the receiving country, incluing the mailman in Santiago.
The distribution of postal receipts between the various postal services of the sender country, the country of destination, the countries of transit as well as the carriers.
Through the UPU, postal service is provided on a truly universal scale, conveying messages to and from citizens wherever they may be, whether in urban business centers or in the remotest corners of the planet.
www.un.org /Pubs/ourlives/upu.htm   (765 words)

 International Mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
International mail is addressed to destinations that are not within the United States or its territories.
Postal Union Mail is mail that is governed by the regulations of the Convention of the Universal Postal Union to which the United States, along with almost all other countries, is a signatory.
The Postal Service has this requirement because other types of tape will not absorb the ink that is used to postmark all the seams.
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 International Postal System, IPS, Postal Technology Centre, PTC, Universal Postal Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Postal Technology Centre of the UPU in cooperation with several postal enterprises around the world developed the International Postal System (IPS) in 1995.
IPS provides a means for postal enterprises to have an accurate and comprehensive view of their mail movement covering every point between origin and destination, including transit offices of exchange, international carriers, and handling through Customs.
The purpose of IPS is to help Posts to improve the quality of their international mail service through comprehensive measurement of the mail delivery cycle and end-to-end monitoring of items, receptacles and dispatches.
www.ptc.upu.int /ps/ips.shtml   (311 words)

In conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, the Brunei Darussalam Postal Administration issued 3 commemorative stamps.
In the seventeenth century the first international postal treaty was established, consisting of bilateral agreements governing the transit of mail within several European countries.
Further attemps to improve the international postal service on the basis of bilateral agreements during the rest of the 1860s could not keep pace with rapid technological, economic, commercial and cultural developments.
www.brunet.bn /gov/post/125th.htm   (533 words)

 Universal Postal Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The UPU emblem is full of historic significance and takes its inspiration from the Universal Postal Union monument erected at the beginning of this century in Berne, where its headquarters are based.
The bronze and granite statue commemorating the Union's foundation in 1874 was unveiled on 4 October 1909 and is the work of the French sculptor René de Saint-Marceau, a member of the Paris Académie des Beaux-Arts.
The logo appeared for the first time in 1951 on the cover of Union Postale, the UPU review, and was then used on envelopes as well as on official documents of the International Bureau and other Union bodies.
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For the purposes of international mail, the main thing is to get the country line right so the USPS sends it to the right country, and city line right so the main receiving depot in the country can route it to the right town or city, whose local post office will deal with the rest.
The Universal Postal Union recommends that the ISO Alpha-2 Country Code be used for international mail, and that the country code prefix be omitted on domestic mail (e.g.
Prior to 1991 (the union of DDR and the Bundesrepublik), the prefixes for the 4-digit codes were "D-" (for the Federal Republic (West)), and "DDR-" (for the Democratic Republic (East)).
www.columbia.edu /kermit/postal.html   (11623 words)

 IPU - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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International Postal Union, now called the Universal Postal Union, an organization that coordinates the international postal system
Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit, an informal U.S. Military group active in the 1940's and 1950s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IPU   (114 words)

 The Cover Pages: Universal Postal Union Publishes UPU S42 International Address Standard
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) international address standard, International Postal Address Components and Templates, designated as UPU S42, has now been published, having been approved for publication and further testing by the UPU Standards Board in November 2002.
The S42 standard was developed in the UPU POST*Code group under the leadership of Guy Goudet and in its technical committee led by Ruth Jones of USPS.
Application areas that are enabled include late address changes after the mailing file has been presorted, support for combined mailings of different levels of granularity, and support for intelligent mail with sender identification and the capability to request ancillary services through mail piece barcodes.
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 NALC Bulletin - July 201, 2004
The change was effective immediately for individuals who retired from the Postal Service pursuant to Form 50 (Notice of Personnel Action) and coverage is retroactive to damage incurred from natural disasters or house fires that occurred on or after December 18, 2003.
Critelli said letter carriers were "the single biggest competitive advantage the Postal Service has" because of their work ethic that makes USPS a cost-effective, last-mile delivery system.
The Rural Carriers president also praised the increased cooperation between the two unions on participation in the NALC National Food Drive, saying he urged his members to join in the effort which this year collected a record amount of donations.
www.nalc.org /news/bulletin/bull1504.html   (1313 words)

 Universal Postal Union - Beijing
The separation of postal and telecommunication functions, while clearly necessary from a commercial viewpoint, is regrettable from the perspective of the development of synergistic services, such as electronic commerce, or community access to communications technologies.
Indeed, my guess is that postal and courier services will constitute a much higher share of the total international communications market by the year 2005 than they do now, measured in terms of revenue.
Similarly, in the postal sector, the main demand driver is coming from parcel, junk-mail and courier traffic not necessarily from growth in the number of letters.
www.itu.int /osg/sg/speeches/1999/13upu.html   (809 words)

 Interview Of the Week - Issue 08 - Yemen Times
Abdul Latif Abu Ghanem is the director-general of the Sanaa Postal Region, which is in charge of 14 post offices in the capital city, and about 40 more in the adjacent governorates - Sanaa, Hajjah, Al-Jawf, Sa'adah, Marib, and Dhamar.
The IPU is one of the oldest unions in the world and it is the only party that runs postal activities worldwide for its 189 member postal authorities where 6.2 million employees work in 700,000 postal offices.
There are 14 postal offices in Sanaa that perform their duty without any complaint and there are a number of postal agencies which extend basic postal services.
www.yementimes.com /99/iss08/intrview.htm   (1357 words)

 Why We Are in the Admiralty Jurisdiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Since we are going into an international jurisdiction, (a set aside, fenced territory) every time we go into the court, we are entitled to sue the United States in the admiralty as if the United States were a private party.
The formation of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 has another legal effect that is very important to the Universal-Legal-Technology.
We are guaranteed that all of the parties in the case: the clerk, judge, bailiff, and litigants have the freedom of transit in the admiralty court.
www.wealth4freedom.com /law/Admiralty.htm   (3278 words)

 Postal News from January 2003
The postal workers have voted by over 91pc to proceed with their industrial action in what they claim is a move "to protect all existing agreements with management of An Post".
Postal groups are taking advantage of the liberalisation of the UK market, which has allowed competition in the business-toconsumer market for bulk mailings.
The postal business today is a tough, cost-driven and highly competitive one, where the key to success lies in one's flexibility to adapt, downsize where necessary and cut costs, as well as diversifying into related and sometimes new businesses.
www.postcom.org /archive/news2004/news11-04.htm   (17460 words)

 Postal news from October 2002
Since she joined the Postal Service, Debbie has been instrumental in moving our agenda forward on many levels....Effective communication during the anthrax attacks and ma1box pipe bombings with all of our stakeholders was critical to restoring confidence in the mail and building awareness and support of our Transformation Plan.
According to the union, the company is prepared to accept that some deliveries may be slower, as the changes form part of a series of measures aimed at saving a nine-figure sum.
The union is planning to ballot thousands of workers for industrial action in protest at the planned sell-off of the operation which delivers cash and stamps to post offices." See also The Telegraph.
www.postcom.org /archive/news2002/news10-02.htm   (17716 words)

 ipedia.com: Universal Postal Union Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Universal Postal Union a international organization that coordinates postal policies between member nations, and hence the world-wide postal system.
This led Heinrich von Stephan, Prussian Minister for Posts, to found the Universal Postal Union, the oldest international organization and was created in 1874, under the name "General Postal Union," as a result of the Treaty of Berne signed on October 9 1874.
The UPU also operates the system of International Reply Couponss.
www.ipedia.com /universal_postal_union.html   (371 words)

 August 2002 Daytime Meeting
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its Headquarters in the Swiss capital of Bern, is the second oldest international organization after the International Telecommunications Union.
But the scope of their decisions was limited and they were not able to settle on an international postal agreement.
He drew up a plan for an international postal union, and at his suggestion, the Swiss Government convened an international conference in Bern on 15 September 1874.
www.newzeal.com /Philately/NZSCC/nzsccAug02.htm   (918 words)

 Amazon.com: Governing Global Networks : International Regimes for Transportation and Communications (Cambridge Studies ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The authors argue that states have been concerned with two sometimes conflicting goals: facilitating the flow of international commerce; and maintaining the prerogatives of state sovereignty.
This analysis of the impact of the breaking up of cartels and of deregulation is an important contribution to theoretical debates in the study of international organizations and international political economy.
It is clear to most observers of world politics that there is a great deal of order in international relations as well as conflict and disorder.
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 New York University | Bobst Library: Collection Development Policy: United Nations/International Documents
International intergovermental organizations are a 20th century phenomenon.
With the exception of League of Nations and a few other agencies (International Labour Organisation, International Postal Union) the library's holdings begin in 1945.
The Law School is a depository for GATT and European Union documents and they are known for having strong collections in both public and private international law, especially in the areas of trade, taxation, banking, and environmental law, as well as human and humanitarian rights.
library.nyu.edu /collections/policies/undoc.html   (1032 words)

 Universal Postal Union
The Universal Postal Union establishes international regulations for postal services, provides technical assistance and promotes cooperation in postal matters.
UPAEP - Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal
Universal Postal Union - Union Postale Universelle - Weltpostverein
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 Find in a Library: International postal policy : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Postal Service of the Committee ...
Find in a Library: International postal policy : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Postal Service of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, March 9, 2000.
International postal policy : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Postal Service of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, March 9, 2000.
To find a library, type in a postal code, state, province, or country.
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 International Zip Codes at Free Searching - The Business Reference Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Graham Rhind's Postal Links -Presenting a number of links deal with address systems, such as postal codes, address patterns and languages.
Universal Postal Union -Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) with its Headquarters in the Swiss capital Bern, is the second oldest international organisation after the International Telecommunications Union.
With 190 member countries, the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal services and helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
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 VUMC Post Office Station 17 - Foreign Zips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
These include virtually all the national post offices in the world, and some allow you to view or search their postal code databases.
The only free international search engine for postal codes we are aware of is provided by Deutsche Post, the post office of Germany.
It works somewhat differently from other search engines, in that you enter the address that you are looking for and your e-mail address, and the postal code is e-mailed to you when a match is found.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu /copypost/pforeignzips.htm   (252 words)

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