UPU’s Digital Transformation and Innovation Group outlines key priorities for 2023
14.03.2023 — Members of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Digital Transformation and Innovation Group (DTIG) have outlined their key priorities for 2023, including plans for the WSIS Forum 2023, the first-ever Postal Data Hackathon, and the work to define Crypto and NFT stamps.
UPU’s Postal Security Group reveals the winner of second-ever Chair’s Award
02.03.2023 — The Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Postal Security Group (PSG) has announced that Cristian Nazareno Cuccaro, Head of the Aeropostal Security Department at Correo Argentino, has been selected as the second-ever winner of its Chair’s Award thanks to his role in facilitating successful postal security certifications for administrations in Latin America.
Partnerships are key to Correo Argentino’s Sustainability Programme
26.01.2023 — Argentina’s postal operator, Correo Argentino, is working hard to mitigate its impact on the environment through several initiatives and partnerships that seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
How Posts can advance a climate-resilient future
17.01.2023 — The postal sector can play a key role in helping raise awareness in rural populations in Africa about the need to transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future and the technologies required, according to Gareth Phillips, Climate and Environment Finance Manager at the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The Post: A beacon of transformation
02.01.2023 — From couriers delivering messages on foot to automated drone delivery, the focus on accelerating delivery times has necessitated the Post’s constant evolution and innovation.
Fantastic philately: How Posts have kept an historical product interesting in the modern age
29.12.2022 — The past years have seen the release of a crypto stamp with digital twins and a world record-setting stamp that covers almost six square meters. These achievements have come while the 180-year-old philately sector navigates a digital world in which technology has both threatened philately’s existence and sparked movement toward its innovation.
Solution Spotlight: 10 years of .POST
26.12.2022 — Launched in 2012, the Universal Postal Union’s .POST Group (DPG) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. DPG traces its roots back to the late 1990s when visionaries in the postal sector – led by Sweden, Canada, France, and Italy – believed that the internet would become a significant part of people’s lives, and that important industries such as the postal sector should have a stake in its development.
Leading the way for digital financial services in Africa
23.12.2022 — A digital transformation is allowing the Tunisian Post to bring financial services to more of Tunisia’s underserved as it works to strengthen its business in this time of rapid change and intense competition, said Sami Mekki, CEO of the Tunisian Post.
La Poste strengthens its commitment to combatting violence against women
20.12.2022 — French postal operator La Poste Groupe has reaffirmed its commitment to fighting violence against women by strengthening its partnership with France’s National Federation of Women’s Rights Information Centers – FNCIDFF, Fédération Nationale des Centres d'Information sur les Droits des Femmes et des Familles – and joining the One In Three Women campaign – the first European network of companies dedicated to detecting and preventing violence.
Ethiopost and UPU’s .POST – Together towards digital future
16.12.2022 — On the margins of the 17th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – a multistakeholder forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 28 November and 2 December 2022 – the UPU’s .POST project team engaged with the host country’s postal operator and new .POST Group member, the Ethiopian Postal Service (Ethiopost).
Correios rolls out RFID tracking with support from UPU and Consultative Committee member GS1
28.11.2022 — Brazilian postal operator, Correios, has been working closely with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and GS1, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards for visibility in supply chains, to improve tracking of postal cargo through its sorting hubs using UHF RFID technology.
Historians' Colloquium: Call for Papers
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Union in 2024, the UPU and La Poste France will host a Historians' Colloquium under the theme: Achieving “a single postal territory”: A global promise – Past and present. The call for papers is open until 31 March 2023.