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.

 
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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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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.
UPU Direct Marketing Advisory Board (DMAB) report on COVID-19 and direct marketing

UPU Direct Marketing Advisory Board (DMAB) report on COVID-19 and direct marketing

19.03.2021

This DMAB report provides a global overview and analysis of the pandemic’s impact on the direct marketing market and postal offering. It also provides insight into the way forward and the opportunities for direct marketing in a post-COVID context. The report focuses on country cases that illustrate the way postal operators, the private sector and the data-driven marketing industry have reacted to the pandemic and risen to the challenges.

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