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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
17.11.2022 — Commoditization 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.
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.
04.11.2022 — The 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.