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Inclusive capacity building with Trainpost

Inclusive capacity building with Trainpost

14.06.2021

Having one of the most labour-intensive operations in the world means that the Post must promote the development of its staff to turn this heavy reliance on human resources into an asset for the sector.

Fighting the pandemic - A UPU podcast on COVID-19

Fighting the pandemic - A UPU podcast on COVID-19

09.06.2021

Understanding how the COVID-19 vaccine is being delivered to the world is the subject of the Universal Postal Union’s first ever podcast Voice Mail. Hosted by Ian Kerr, who for many years worked for the Australian Postal Network, Voice Mail features an in-depth interview with Thomas Ellmann, the Vice President, Life Scientist and Healthcare at Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Interview with Ramesh Kumar Katuwal, Nepal Post

Interview with Ramesh Kumar Katuwal, Nepal Post

04.06.2021Nepal Post is currently struggling through a second wave of COVID-19. The PPE remains lacking. There is a need at the operator to help protect its over 16,000 employees, including more than 6,200 people working at the post’s approximately 4,000 post offices.
Georgian Post offers vital lifeline to citizens in need

Georgian Post offers vital lifeline to citizens in need

25.05.2021

Like many other posts around the world, Georgian Post has played a crucial role in supporting local communities and the government during the Covid-19 global pandemic.

UPU to prioritize safety of delegates at 27th Universal Postal Congress

UPU to prioritize safety of delegates at 27th Universal Postal Congress

21.05.2021
The UPU’s Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz, currently on mission to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, joined the Executive Council of the Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal (PUASP) virtually to brief members on the upcoming 27th Universal Postal Congress.
UPU and Cote d’Ivoire showcase post office future

UPU and Cote d’Ivoire showcase post office future

20.05.2021

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the government of Côte d'Ivoire opened a facility on 20 May showcasing the post office of the future at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

New UPU initiative to help Asia-Pacific posts recover from pandemic

New UPU initiative to help Asia-Pacific posts recover from pandemic

19.05.2021

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has launched a new project to assist designated operators in developing countries in Asia-Pacific to recover from the global pandemic.

Press release: New UPU podcast tells the story behind the post

12.05.2021

Berne, 12 May - The Universal Postal Union (UPU) announced today that it was joining forces with Ian Kerr, the founder of the Postal Hub Podcast, to produce a monthly podcast called Voice Mail.

COVID-19 PPE: An Interview with Togo Post’s Zoumaro Gnande

COVID-19 PPE: An Interview with Togo Post’s Zoumaro Gnande

11.05.2021Packages filled every available space in storage at Togo Post’s sorting facility. It could not keep up with customers’ needs in part because staff levels had been reduced to allow for social distancing, and with no international flights, inbound and outbound, mail was suspended for several months.
UPU’s delivery of PPE shows human capital is post’s beating heart

UPU’s delivery of PPE shows human capital is post’s beating heart

10.05.2021When COVID-19 first appeared, there was hope that it would pass in a few months. But, as the situation worsened, one thing became clear, the lives of postal workers around the world, especially in least developed countries, were in danger, said Sandra Bonfigli of the International Bureau’s Procurement Unit goods and service management.
Social services are in postal DNA, says UPU expert

Social services are in postal DNA, says UPU expert

06.05.2021Social services are part of the DNA of many posts in various regions and with differing income levels, yet operators are often underutilized for social development, said Susan Alexander, Postal Regulation and UN Policies Expert.
UPU guide underscores value of postal social services for citizens and governments

UPU guide underscores value of postal social services for citizens and governments

30.04.2021In Cameroon, students living in remote areas could not easily access school textbooks, which were often sold at inflated prices. CAMPOST stepped in to sell the textbooks at the government-designated price. The margin allowed the post to cover its costs and make a profit.