In March, the UPU is shining the spotlight on Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality, focusing on the Post’s contribution to the inclusion and empowerment of women as a service provider and major employer.
Thanks to its universal service mandate, the Post is able to reach people everywhere with information and campaigns directed at gender equality. It also provides decent work to women around the globe.
The UPU is working to advance the sector’s contribution to Goal 5 through the creation of an international gender policy for the Post over the next four years. This policy will help ensure that women are also represented in leadership roles across the sector – as their voices are crucial to ensure that the Post continues to provide services that meet the needs of everyone on the planet.
Follow along throughout March for more insights into the postal sector’s impact on gender equality.
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The Universal Postal Union (UPU) launched the first TradePost Awards during its inaugural TradePost Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland. Côte d’Ivoire, Canada and Germany were announced as the winners in the three official categories, and India received an award in a special category dedicated to trade initiatives promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on gender equality and climate action.