COVID-19: Information and updates from the UPU

The UPU's International Bureau (IB) has been monitoring the disruptions to the global postal supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking to identify possible ways to mitigate its impact – particularly with regard to the widespread restrictions and cancellations of passenger flights.

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The postal journey to digital transformation and innovation

The postal journey to digital transformation and innovation

18.10.2021Digital transformation has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 91 per cent of Posts worldwide now provide financial services, either directly or in partnership. These figures are likely to increase as e-commerce booms. It is estimated that e-retail revenues are likely to grow to 4.88 trillion USD in 2021, as the numbers of consumers continue to order goods online.
Postal sector leaders emphasize digital transformation, collaboration in sustainability

Postal sector leaders emphasize digital transformation, collaboration in sustainability

11.10.2021The UPU’s World Leaders Forum had postal sector leaders gather online to discuss driving the Post’s role in facilitating sustainable global trade.
Looking beyond the pandemic: Experts explore postal health opportunities

Looking beyond the pandemic: Experts explore postal health opportunities

17.08.2021

The second week of the 27th Universal Postal Congress in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire opened with a discussion on the opportunities for posts to diversify into the health sector. Triggered by the ongoing global health crisis, the discussion, however, went beyond the pandemic.