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Historians to reflect on UPU’s past to brighten its future

Historians to reflect on UPU’s past to brighten its future

31.01.2024As the Universal Postal Union celebrates 150 years, one historian emphasized that the organization’s long history is not a foregone conclusion. In the face of challenges – which have been numerous in one and a half centuries – it has evolved, perhaps pointing a way forward.
Historians’ Colloquium 1-2 February 2024

Historians’ Colloquium 1-2 February 2024

15.12.2023The Universal Postal Union (UPU) celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2024. On this historic occasion, the UPU will host its first-ever international academic colloquium, welcoming 40 academics and historians as well as philatelists from over 16 countries around the globe.
Côte d’Ivoire, Canada, Germany and India win the UPU’s TradePost Awards

Côte d’Ivoire, Canada, Germany and India win the UPU’s TradePost Awards

08.12.2023

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.

Commitment for a Sustainable Future: Global Postal Community to Foster Climate Education at COP28

04.12.2023Emirates Post Group and the Universal Postal Union, in collaboration with the UAE’s Ministry of Education and UNITAR, highlighted the role of postal networks in advancing climate education.

UPU calls on young people to envision a brighter future this World Children’s Day

20.11.2023On World Children’s Day, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is proud to announce the theme of its upcoming 53rd International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. This edition will take place in 2024, during the UPU’s 150th anniversary year. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the future of the world using the prompt, "At 150 years old, the UPU has served people around the world for more than eight generations. The world has changed enormously since then. Write a letter to future generations about the world you hope they inherit."
UPU Regulatory Conference navigates evolving e-commerce horizon

UPU Regulatory Conference navigates evolving e-commerce horizon

15.11.2023The UPU Regulatory Conference, held on 9 November during the organization’s Council of Administration (CA) meetings, provided a comprehensive platform for global leaders to discuss the evolving landscape of the postal sector in the age of e-commerce.
Postal forum on addressing targets new technologies to open up opportunities

Postal forum on addressing targets new technologies to open up opportunities

09.11.2023During its autumn Postal Operations Council session, the UPU organized the first Addressing Forum in the Abidjan Postal Cycle (2021-2025) bringing together multi-sectoral expert speakers and attracting a global audience of more than 200 participants. The Forum showcased the importance of integrating geospatial data with pioneering geographic information system (GIS) technologies in managing addresses to maximize their data quality.
Postal leaders discuss vision for sector

Postal leaders discuss vision for sector

03.11.2023Chief executives and other high-level representatives from posts and the wider postal sector discussed the industry’s future during the UPU’s World Leaders Forum held on 24 and 25 October in Amsterdam, as part of the annual Parcel+Post Expo.
 
World Post Day Message from UPU Director General Masahiko Metoki

World Post Day Message from UPU Director General Masahiko Metoki

09.10.20232023 Theme: "Together for trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future"
Message of the United Nations Secretary-General on World Post Day

Message of the United Nations Secretary-General on World Post Day

09.10.2023The postal system has long served as a cornerstone of connectivity across the globe.

Kenyan girl takes first prize in International Letter-Writing Competition

05.10.2023Claire Gakii, 13, from Kenya has won first place in the Universal Postal Union’s 52nd International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People, ahead of 1.7 million entrants from 35 countries.
UPU launches first-ever “State of the Postal Sector” report

UPU launches first-ever “State of the Postal Sector” report

05.10.2023The Universal Postal Union (UPU) today launched its first comprehensive State of the Postal Sector report, which identifies, for the first time, a clear causal link between countries’ postal development and national economic growth, particularly in times of economic shocks and crises.