The private sector is increasingly involved in the work of the UN system, including the 2030 Agenda, and contributes significantly to discussions and decisions in most UN bodies, funds, programmes and specialized agencies.
Private sector companies or organizations work with the UPU through specific and defined partnerships, supporting the objectives and mission of the organization. Based on negotiated agreements, these partnerships operate within the legal framework of the UPU, often through donor-based programmes. One such example is the Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility (FITAF), which is co-funded directly by VISA Inc. to the tune of almost 2 million USD. The private sector also collaborates with the UPU through the Consultative Committee, where industry associations representing private postal operators, express carriers, manufacturers, and e-commerce companies and platforms interact with the UPU’s bodies and 192 member countries, contributing to postal dialogue.