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UPU opens African Regional Strategy Forum

UPU opens African Regional Strategy Forum

13.06.2024The UPU Regional Strategy Forum for Africa is being held 13 and 14 June in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting will provide regional inputs to the UPU’s global postal strategy for 2026-2029.
UPU involvement in the 32nd Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics

UPU involvement in the 32nd Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics

07.06.2024The 32nd Postal and Delivery Economics Conference, held from 29 to 31 May at the Universal Postal Union headquarters in Berne, ended on a positive note, showcasing a successful partnership with the UPU.
UPU initiates global strategy roadshow in the Caribbean

UPU initiates global strategy roadshow in the Caribbean

03.06.2024The UPU opened its inaugural Regional Strategy Forum for 2026-2029 in the Cayman Islands today. Focused on the Caribbean region and the first in a global series, the meeting represents a significant step in shaping the UN specialized agency for postal cooperation’s next global strategy for the sector.
UPU launches AI-focused Innovation Challenge amidst postal conference

UPU launches AI-focused Innovation Challenge amidst postal conference

29.05.2024The UPU opened its Innovation Challenge in Berne today in conjunction with the 32nd Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and AXA Join Forces to Advance Inclusive Insurance through Postal Networks

14.05.2024
  • Over 1.5 billion people worldwide – approximately 28% of the global adult population – access financial services through postal networks
  • 53% of post offices in the world provide insurance, a critical financial service to strengthen the resilience of low-income individuals faced with irregular and unpredictable levels of revenue
  • UPU and AXA sign a partnership to scale inclusive insurance through postal networks globally, starting with joint research, followed by technical assistance programs
UPU conference on postal reform continues shaping postal services with global regulatory insights

UPU conference on postal reform continues shaping postal services with global regulatory insights

10.05.2024During the UPU’s Council of Administration (CA) session on 2 May 2024 (S5), the postal regulatory community gathered at the Conference on Postal Regulation to discuss the wide variety of approaches to postal regulatory reform being adopted by governments and policymakers in response to market trends, technological innovations and the surge in customer demand for e-commerce.
Streamlining global airmail: airlines and postal services strengthen collaboration through the IATA–UPU partnership

Streamlining global airmail: airlines and postal services strengthen collaboration through the IATA–UPU partnership

08.05.2024As the representatives of the Co-Chairs of the IATA–UPU Contact Committee (American Airlines and Sweden), we are excited to share recent strides forward in cooperation between the aviation and postal industries to enhance global mail delivery. These joint efforts reflect these sectors’ shared commitment to addressing logistical challenges and improving service quality for customers worldwide.
Posts prioritize cybersecurity at UPU forum

Posts prioritize cybersecurity at UPU forum

30.04.2024Postal experts and cybersecurity consultants addressed escalating cybersecurity challenges faced by the postal sector worldwide during the UPU’s Cybersecurity Forum on 25 April 2024.
The UPU and its member countries celebrate women’s achievements through history

The UPU and its member countries celebrate women’s achievements through history

02.04.2024In commemoration of the 150th anniversary and on the occasion of Women's History Month in March, the UPU has embarked on a global campaign to spotlight the pivotal role of women in shaping the history of not only Posts, but also of nations. To this end, it has launched two powerful campaigns: #PostalWomen and #SheStamps.
 
SIDS pledge to advocate post’s role in accelerating digital economy development

SIDS pledge to advocate post’s role in accelerating digital economy development

12.03.2024The pledge was made as part of the Mahé Declaration adopted at the close of the UPU’s first-ever SIDS Postal Leaders Forum, which took place 5-7 March in Mahé, Seychelles, and focused on digitalization and sustainable growth boosters for small island developing states (SIDS).
SIDS focus on inclusive digital development

SIDS focus on inclusive digital development

07.03.2024Nearly 30 small island developing states (SIDS) gathered in Mahé, Seychelles, this week to participate in the UPU’s inaugural SIDS Postal Leaders Forum.
 
Unlocking the past and unveiling the future of envelopes: how standardization reshaped the envelope in the 1960s

Unlocking the past and unveiling the future of envelopes: how standardization reshaped the envelope in the 1960s

06.03.2024In the wake of the economic crisis of 2008 and the unprecedented lockdown of 2020, the once-prevalent tradition of sending letters has faced a steady decline, hastened by the widespread adoption of the Internet. This shift is leading to the gradual disappearance of the humble envelope, prompting a closer examination of the standardization efforts spearheaded by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) over half a century ago.