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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

28.06.2022Despite 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.
Delivering more than the mail: How Posts can deliver economic inclusion worldwide

Delivering more than the mail: How Posts can deliver economic inclusion worldwide

23.06.2022According to Visa, one of the world’s biggest financial services corporations, digital equity and inclusion rely on three key assets: access, trusted convenience, and knowledge. A key partner in the UPU’s Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility (FITAF) project, Visa believes that the Post can advance each of these pillars, paving the way towards more equitable and prosperous communities.
Cybersecurity for Posts: A global problem that requires a global approach

Cybersecurity for Posts: A global problem that requires a global approach

22.06.2022The 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.
LibanPost: Employee well-being is key to excellent customer experience

LibanPost: Employee well-being is key to excellent customer experience

16.06.2022

At the time when Posts around the world had to adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, LibanPost, in addition to this, was faced with an unprecedented economic and financial collapse, exacerbated by the devastating effects of the Beirut Port blast – one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in the world history.

Interview: Building inclusive digital society in Viet Nam

Interview: Building inclusive digital society in Viet Nam

09.06.2022As a key part of the socioeconomic system and a public service provider, the Post not only accelerates digitalization, but also ensures that digital transformation includes all population groups and serves them in the best and most equitable way. Viet Nam’s national postal operator, Vietnam Post, provides essential support to each of the three key pillars of the National Digital Transformation Programme: digital government, digital economy and digital society. UPU spoke with Pham Anh Tuan, Vice Minister of Information and Communications of Viet Nam, about what defines the key role of the Post in the national digitization plan and what should be done to fully unfold this potential.
UPU EAD App makes postal data exchange easy, secure & affordable

UPU EAD App makes postal data exchange easy, secure & affordable

01.06.2022

During their transformation from a network distributing correspondence (letters) to a network distributing goods (parcels and small packets), Posts are facing increased competition and smaller profit margins. The exchange of data is critical to maintaining a competitive quality of service; however, electronic advance data (EAD) compliance can be costly. UPU is working to facilitate that data exchange in an efficient yet affordable way through its EAD Customs Declaration Mobile App.

Correos Market, The market place for Spanish businesses

Correos Market, The market place for Spanish businesses

27.05.2022Correos Market was launched in 2019 as part of Correos’ commitment to tackle the Spanish demographic challenge in rural areas – a key aspect of the company’s corporate social responsibility policy.
Ukrainian Post provides a lifeline for displaced people and refugees

Ukrainian Post provides a lifeline for displaced people and refugees

24.05.2022At the end of March this year the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) announced an important partnership with Ukraine’s national postal operator Ukrposhta to launch a large-scale cash assistance programme to help displaced citizens in the country cover their basic needs.  
UPU members pass resolution on support for Ukraine

UPU members pass resolution on support for Ukraine

23.05.2022The resolution, submitted by 38 UPU member countries, called for additional support to rebuild postal infrastructure in Ukraine, amid the conflict.
UPU conference underscores need for modern postal regulation

UPU conference underscores need for modern postal regulation

20.05.2022The UPU Conference on Postal Regulation brought together representatives from postal operators, regulators and governments to discuss regulatory changes needed to maintain the sustainability of the Post amid recent, notable changes in the market.
UPU and WCO strengthen cooperation on global trade

UPU and WCO strengthen cooperation on global trade

10.05.2022The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have signed a cooperation agreement targeting deeper collaboration in order to harness new opportunities in e-commerce and network security.
UPU bolsters solidarity effort for Ukraine

UPU bolsters solidarity effort for Ukraine

06.05.2022The Universal Postal Union (UPU) – a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation – has launched an additional channel of support for the Ukrainian Post (Ukrposhta) through its Quality of Service Fund.