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.

 
  • Women-led digital tech start-ups take center stage at La Poste France
    28.06.2022 Despite certain advances in the scope of women entrepreneurship in France, the latter remains far from the ideals of gender parity. To accelerate the progress, La Poste France breaks the silos and lends its hand to the most creative and impactful start-ups across the country.
    Women-led digital tech start-ups take center stage at La Poste France
    Women-led digital tech start-ups take center stage at La Poste France Read
  • Postal Matters Blog
    23.06.2022 A key partner in the UPU’s Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility, Visa believes that the Post can advance three pillars of financial inclusion: access, trusted convenience, and knowledge.
    Postal Matters Blog
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  • Cybersecurity for Posts: A global problem that requires a global approach
    22.06.2022 The global pandemic accelerated digital transformation by as much as 10 years, according to Rodney Taylor, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), who spoke to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) about ICT and digitalization in the Caribbean earlier this month.
    Cybersecurity for Posts: A global problem that requires a global approach
    Cybersecurity for Posts: A global problem that requires a global approach Read
  • LibanPost: Employee well-being is key to excellent customer experience
    16.06.2022 In the face of the pandemic and the unprecedented economic and financial collapse, LibanPost has found its own recipe for high quality of service by focusing on employee well-being.​
    LibanPost: Employee well-being is key to excellent customer experience
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Goal in focus: June

The provision of basic postal financial services contributes significantly to global economic and social development and plays an important role in improving living standards. 

Due to the capillarity of its network and its universal service mandate, the Post is able to reach people everywhere, including disadvantaged groups or those in remote areas, with affordable financial services. UPU research has shown that countries with a greater level of postal development have on average a larger percentage of adults who possess a bank account—a sign of financial inclusion. 

In fact, 1.5 billion people already access basic financial services through the Post, highlighting the sector’s contribution to targets under Sustainable Development Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Development).

The Universal Postal Union is working to maximize the Post’s contribution to financial inclusion Goal 8 by fostering global postal development and ensuring that the postal financial services offered across its network of 192 member countries are truly modern and inclusive. 

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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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Latest publications

Blockchains for a Sustainable Postal Future

Blockchains for a Sustainable Postal Future

28.04.2022Study on the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and blockchain for the postal sector
Union Postale No.4 2021

Union Postale No.4 2021

23.12.2021

This edition of UNION POSTALE features the reflections of UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein and Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz as they prepare to hand the organization over to its newly elected leadership team in January 2022.

Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World

Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World

19.11.2021The publication Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World considers the evolution of the UPU’s terminal dues system over the last 50 years from its origins to the present day, and analyzes the major policy and market factors that have shaped, and continue to shape, the evolution of this pillar of the global postal network.

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