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.

 
  • Swiss Post migrates its data to UPU Cloud
    27.07.2021 Swiss Post is the latest operator to move its International Postal System (IPS) software to the Cloud services operated by the UPU’s Postal Technology Center
    Swiss Post migrates its data to UPU Cloud
    Swiss Post migrates its data to UPU Cloud Read
  • In the line of duty
    23.07.2021 Postal workers from around the world share their memories and experiences of working on the frontline during the global pandemic.
    In the line of duty
    In the line of duty Read
  • Supporting LDCs through the Covid-19 crisis
    16.07.2021

    The UPU’s Directorate of Development and Cooperation has played a key role during the global pandemic in supporting posts in developing countries tackle the virus

    Supporting LDCs through the Covid-19 crisis
    Supporting LDCs through the Covid-19 crisis Read
  • UPU and Mastercard partner to promote digital transformation of postal services
    12.07.2021 In the framework of a new agreement focused on inclusive financial solutions and the digital transformation of the Post, the UPU and Mastercard kicked off a series of executive roundtables...
    UPU and Mastercard partner to promote digital transformation of postal services
    UPU and Mastercard partner to promote digital transformation of postal services Read

Information about the 27th Universal Postal Congress

The 27th Universal Postal Congress was scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 10 to 28 August 2020. 

Due to the global spread of COVID-19, the UPU's Exceptional CA has agreed to postpone the event.

The 27th Universal Postal Congress will now be held from 9 to 27 August 2021 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

For the latest news and updates on the Congress, please check the dedicated web page.

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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Latest publications

Union Postale No.1.2021

Union Postale No.1.2021

18.05.2021In March 2021, the world marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 led to a global downturn and left healthy economies teetering on the cliff-edge of disaster. All of these outcomes affected the international postal sector. Union Postale dedicates this edition to an exhaustive examination of the events of last year. When viewed together, they represent an engaging narrative about how the industry coped during a deadly global crisis.  
UPU Guide to Postal Social Services

UPU Guide to Postal Social Services

29.04.2021The UPU supports the diversification of postal operations as a strategic response to the pace of technological and social change and to generate additional revenue, increase competitiveness and remain relevant.
Boosting e-commerce: a how-to guide for postal operators

Boosting e-commerce: a how-to guide for postal operators

21.04.2021The UPU E-Commerce Guide is a set of practical recommendations for UPU members to consider in the development of their own e-commerce capabilities and services for domestic, regional and cross-border markets.

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