The Universal Postal Union and the government of Ethiopia on 8 March signed an agreement for hosting of the 2018 UPU Extraordinary Congress in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia, UPU sign Congress agreement
Call for projects
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.
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.