One world. One postal network.

The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation.

 

The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation.

 
  • The postal journey to digital transformation and innovation
    19.10.2021 Digital transformation has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 91 per cent of Posts worldwide now provide financial services, either directly or in partnership. 
    The postal journey to digital transformation and innovation
    The postal journey to digital transformation and innovation Read
  • UPU lauds winners of 2021 postal development index on World Post Day
    15.10.2021 The UPU honoured the winners of the 2021 Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) at a special ceremony during World Post Day
    UPU lauds winners of 2021 postal development index on World Post Day
    UPU lauds winners of 2021 postal development index on World Post Day Read
  • New partnership helps drive SAPO’s commitment to e-commerce customers
    13.10.2021 South Africa Post Office (SAPO) has created a new partnership with a United States-based online marketplace, Wish, to provide a faster, high-quality service to customers ordering products from the e-commerce site
    New partnership helps drive SAPO’s commitment to e-commerce customers
    New partnership helps drive SAPO’s commitment to e-commerce customers Read
  • Poste Italiane honoured with special award
    12.10.2021

    In early August this year, postal workers in a Milan suburb in Italy intercepted an envelope containing three bullets addressed to Pope Francis. 

    Poste Italiane honoured with special award
    Poste Italiane honoured with special award Read

The 27th Universal Postal Congress in Côte d'Ivoire

The 27th Universal Postal Congress took place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 9 to 27 August 2021.

Read the closing press release.

Read the closing speech of the Director General of the UPU.

Watch the inspiring Congress video, Promises Kept: 2013-2022

Read "Promises Kept"

Check the dedicated web page

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COVID-19: Information and updates from the UPU

The UPU's International Bureau (IB) has been monitoring the disruptions to the global postal supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking to identify possible ways to mitigate its impact.

The UPU also supports the postal network, which has been an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has created a specific programme Post4Health to promote and enhance that role and in particular in the health sector. 

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The future after Abidjan

The future after Abidjan

19.10.2021

The 27th Universal Postal Congress – held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – closed on 27 August 2021, welcoming new changes to enhance the postal sector between 2022 and 2025.

Postal Development Report 2021

Postal Development Report 2021

08.10.2021

Taking stock of a new reality

Executive Summary to the UPU Guide of Postal Social Services

Executive Summary to the UPU Guide of Postal Social Services

07.10.2021The global postal system is strategically well placed to tackle many of society’s greatest challenges, yet Posts are still underutilized as a social development partner. The evidence summarized in this guide reveals the wide variety of social services that Posts currently offer and outlines the case for further diversification, innovation, investment and partnership.

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