The UPU's Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility (FITAF) has launched a call for projects to support 20 Posts in the development of digitized postal financial services toward financial inclusion, with the ultimate goal of adding 250 million postal accounts by 2020.
Call for projects
UPU signs MOU with OTIF
The Universal Postal Union and the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate cooperation on the international carriage of postal items.
Easy Export Programme pilot launched in Morocco
The trade facilitation initiative was launched by the UPU and the Moroccan government in Rabat on 18 January with a view to helping more Moroccan small businesses trade their wares on the global market.
UPU DG calls for sustainable environmental practices
"Responding to the call for action against pollution requires leadership, commitment and resources – and the engagement of us all," said UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein in his address to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) on 6 December in Nairobi.
UPU International Bureau achieves climate neutral status
The 2016 environmental inventory, performed in collaboration with Sustainable United Nations (SUN), shows that direct greenhouse gas emissions from the International Bureau have decreased by 10% since 2014.