One world. One postal network.

The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation.

 

The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency and the postal sector's primary forum for international cooperation.

 
  • Ukrainian Post provides a lifeline for displaced people and refugees
    24.05.2022 At the end of March this year the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) announced an important partnership with Ukraine’s national postal operator Ukrposhta to launch a large-scale cash assistance programme to help displaced citizens in the country cover their basic needs.  
    Ukrainian Post provides a lifeline for displaced people and refugees
    Ukrainian Post provides a lifeline for displaced people and refugees Read
  • UPU members pass resolution on support for Ukraine
    23.05.2022 The resolution, submitted by 38 UPU member countries, called for additional support to rebuild postal infrastructure in Ukraine, amid the conflict.
    UPU members pass resolution on support for Ukraine
    UPU members pass resolution on support for Ukraine Read
  • UPU conference underscores need for modern postal regulation
    20.05.2022 The UPU Conference on Postal Regulation brought together postal stakeholders to discuss regulatory changes needed to maintain the sustainability of the Post amid notable market changes
    UPU conference underscores need for modern postal regulation
    UPU conference underscores need for modern postal regulation Read
  • UPU and WCO strengthen cooperation on global trade
    10.05.2022 The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have signed a cooperation agreement targeting deeper collaboration in order to harness new opportunities in e-commerce and network security.
    UPU and WCO strengthen cooperation on global trade
    UPU and WCO strengthen cooperation on global trade Read

Goal in focus: May

Thanks to its unparalleled reach to everyone, everywhere in the world, the Post is an essential partner in bridging the digital divide to support UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation.

With the majority of Posts now offering a wide range of digital services, people and small businesses around the world are now able to access a variety of e-commerce, e-government, e-logistics and e-payments services through their local post office. This access fosters their digital, financial, trade and social inclusion.

The UPU supports innovation on digital services across the postal network through global research, capacity building, and innovative technological solutions. 

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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.

The UPU also supports the postal network, which has been an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has created a specific programme Post4Health to promote and enhance that role and in particular in the health sector. 

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Latest publications

Blockchains for a Sustainable Postal Future

Blockchains for a Sustainable Postal Future

28.04.2022Study on the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and blockchain for the postal sector
Union Postale No.4 2021

Union Postale No.4 2021

23.12.2021

This edition of UNION POSTALE features the reflections of UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein and Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz as they prepare to hand the organization over to its newly elected leadership team in January 2022.

Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World

Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World

19.11.2021The publication Terminal Dues – New Frontiers for a Changing World considers the evolution of the UPU’s terminal dues system over the last 50 years from its origins to the present day, and analyzes the major policy and market factors that have shaped, and continue to shape, the evolution of this pillar of the global postal network.

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