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Correios rolls out RFID tracking with support from UPU and Consultative Committee member GS1

Correios rolls out RFID tracking with support from UPU and Consultative Committee member GS1

28.11.2022Brazilian 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.
A 21st Century Business Strategy for Posts in Developing Regions

A 21st Century Business Strategy for Posts in Developing Regions

17.11.2022Commoditization of postal products has made the courier and express parcel (CEP) market competition time-sensitive. In this kind of market, a longer lead-time period – the time between ordering/booking and delivery - is fatal for any postal or courier organization, while speed and service excellence are now even more paramount than the product itself or its price. For many Posts in developing countries, these rapid changes call for a profound adaptation of their strategies, operations and business models.
Historians' Colloquium: Call for Papers

Historians' Colloquium: Call for Papers

17.11.2022
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.
Postal sector discusses opening of the UPU

Postal sector discusses opening of the UPU

04.11.2022The 2022 UPU Conference on Postal Regulation, held during the Council of Administration, focused on opening of the UPU to the wider postal sector – a matter to be discussed and decided upon further at the 2023 Extraordinary Congress.
UPU Innovation Forum calls for collaboration and risk-taking

UPU Innovation Forum calls for collaboration and risk-taking

27.10.2022The first Postal Innovation Forum was held during the UPU’s Postal Operations Council sessions, bringing representatives from the postal industry together to talk about innovation as a cross-cutting issue that is driving the growth of the sector.
UPU World Leaders Forum underlines digital partnership opportunities

UPU World Leaders Forum underlines digital partnership opportunities

25.10.2022The annual dialogue, held during Parcel+Post Expo in Frankfurt on 17 October, explored cross-sector collaboration under the theme, “Partner to transform – Powering postal digital (r)evolution”.
UPU narrows in on green energy transition

UPU narrows in on green energy transition

14.10.2022The online roundtable, titled “Post for planet: Green energy pathways for a reliable & resilient sector,” brought together experts from the energy and postal sectors to discuss the industry’s transition to renewable energy.
UPU pledges “Post for Planet” on World Post Day 2022

UPU pledges “Post for Planet” on World Post Day 2022

10.10.2022The organization’s annual World Post Day ceremony, held 7 October in Berne, shone a spotlight on climate action in the postal sector and beyond.
 

Turkish teen wins UPU Letter-Writing Competition with climate message

07.10.2022Thirteen-year-old Esra Sümeyye Öz from Türkiye was awarded first prize in the Universal Postal Union’s 51st International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People during the World Post Day ceremony held in Berne, Switzerland, today.
Statement by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the occasion of World Post Day, 9 October 2022

Statement by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the occasion of World Post Day, 9 October 2022

07.10.2022On World Post Day, we celebrate the critical contributions of postal workers in connecting people around the world with essential services that improve their daily lives and boost the development of their communities.  

UPU Postal Development Report 2022 highlights positive post-COVID recovery

07.10.2022The Universal Postal Union, the UN specialized agency for international postal cooperation, has just released new research demonstrating that the quality of postal services worldwide has improved since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New UPU Regional Development Plans push for innovation and closer stakeholder engagement

New UPU Regional Development Plans push for innovation and closer stakeholder engagement

03.10.2022Postal services have changed dramatically as global trade and technology have evolved, making the UPU’s role of facilitating global communications more relevant than ever, as stated in the new Abidjan Postal Strategy and UPU’s development cooperation policy 2022-2025. The newly published UPU Regional Development Plans are designed to help the UPU fulfil this role.