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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.

 
  • How Covid-19 vaccination campaigns help address the unaddressed
    15.04.2021 Addresses are essential for the management of cities, for service delivery, and to give people status in society.
    How Covid-19 vaccination campaigns help address the unaddressed
    How Covid-19 vaccination campaigns help address the unaddressed   Read
  • UPU DDG lauds e-commerce’s ability to radically adapt postal economic models
    08.04.2021 E-commerce has radically altered habits, created new opportunities for Posts and encouraged them to adapt services and economic models, the Deputy Director General of the Universal Postal Union (the UPU) Pascal Clivaz said at a high-profile event held on 8 April.
    UPU DDG lauds e-commerce’s ability to radically adapt postal economic models
    UPU DDG lauds e-commerce’s ability to radically adapt postal economic models Read
  • Posts offer a crucial lifeline to those living in isolation
    01.04.2021 Social isolation has become a key issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the world went into lockdown, those that live on their own or in remote regions suddenly became cut off from the world. Today, loneliness is seen by many as one of the largest health concerns faced by the world, according to the British Campaign to End Loneliness. 

    For those living with loneliness and for those in extremely remote regions the only person they see on a regular basis is their postie. “Postal workers bring the human factor and that is extremely important to those cut off from the world,” says Olivier Boussard, who heads up the UPU’s new Post4Health facility and is responsible for coordination, resource mobilization and stakeholder engagement at the UPU.

    To read more on Post4Health, follow the link here: https://www.upu.int/en/News/2021/3/UPU-launches-Post4Health-facility-to-help-with-COVID-19-vaccine-response
    Posts offer a crucial lifeline to those living in isolation
    Posts offer a crucial lifeline to those living in isolation Read
  • UPU’s Customs Declaration System improves data quality and reduces labour
    25.03.2021

    The CDS facilitates the capture of electronic customs declarations made by the customers of posts, and exchanges of EDI messages between designated operators and between designated operators and customs authorities

    UPU’s Customs Declaration System improves data quality and reduces labour
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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 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.

Union Postale No.4.2020

Union Postale No.4.2020

02.02.2021Union Postale magazine - established in 1875 - reports on developments from the international postal sector and the UPU primarily to stakeholders from its 192 member countries. 
Greening the Blue Report 2020

Greening the Blue Report 2020

10.12.2020

The annual Greening the Blue Report - The UN system’s environmental footprint and efforts to reduce it, focuses on the environmental impacts of over 310,000 personnel in UN Headquarters, field offices and operations on the ground. Data was provided by close to 60 UN System entities.

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