15.12.2023 — Postal Statistics presents data collected annually by the International Bureau from member designated postal operators of the Universal Postal Union.
Enhancing postal references in international e-commerce agreements: WTO Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce
04.12.2023 — This policy brief explores the main topics covered in the World Trade Organization (WTO) joint initiative on e-commerce negotiating text. It also discusses the contribution of the postal sector to e-commerce and the trade inclusion of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), women and underrepre-sented communities, and highlights ways in which the postal sector can enhance its role in the implementation of the WTO joint initiative on e-commerce by providing recommendations that members could consider for inclusion in the negotiating text.
04.12.2023 — This policy brief proposes a set of concrete areas of collaboration to enhance current strategies and foster cooperation though different frameworks, in order to accelerate the full realization of opportunities for an inclusive and sustainable digital economy. This, according to our analysis, can be achieved by utilizing national postal infrastructure, under the oversight of the relevant regulatory authorities.
04.10.2023 — The postal sector remains a critical element in the global ecosystem, transcending borders to connect people, businesses and governments. It not only facilitates communication, but also serves as the backbone of digital trade, logistics, and even economic resilience. However, the sector is grappling with a multitude of challenges, from the lasting disruptions induced by global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to the transformative shifts in consumer behaviour ushered in by the digital age. This report provides an exhaustive examination of the postal sector’s existing landscape, challenges, innovations, and the potential avenues for future growth and resilience.
01.10.2023 — Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility (FITAF) - A UPU public-private partnership to advance postal financial inclusion
15.09.2023 — During the UPU's Fourth Extraordinary Congress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, member countries will discuss a number of proposals directed at re-evaluating the UPU’s current postal financial services offering and role to ensure their alignment with the changing market reality. Learn more about the proposed changes in this factsheet.
14.09.2023 — During the UPU's Fourth Extraordinary Congress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, member countries will discuss the adoption of an integrated "Green Package" for the postal sector, which calls for an ambitious sector-wide climate action, including through setting emissions reduction targets and the creation of the UPU Climate Facility. Learn more about the proposal in this factsheet.
11.09.2023 — During the UPU's Fourth Extraordinary Congress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, member countries will discuss a number of proposals directed at increasing engagement with wider postal sector players (WPSPs). Learn more about the proposed changes in this factsheet.
14.08.2023 — This policy brief explores the potential for, and the economic implications of, “decoupling” the global postal sector, which is a contributor to global CO2 emissions. It also discusses the types of decoupling and the need for better postal decoupling outcomes, namely for absolute declines of CO2 emissions in spite of growth in parcel-post activity (strong decoupling), or lower than-proportional emissions increases (weak decoupling) effectively responding to climate change.