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FEATURED: UPU rolls out a new undeliverable mail remuneration solutionAs the e-commerce sector continues to grow, so too does the number of small packets in the mail stream. This, and increasingly stricter customs rules worldwide, is putting extra strain on Posts, especially for undeliverable mail. Up until January 2022, Posts were not remunerated when returning undeliverable letters and small packets under 2kg, to the origin post. In August 2021, UPU Congress adopted a new resolution which would see Posts remunerated when returning non-deliverable letter mail. With a tight deadline in place, the UPU went to work on developing operational and accounting procedures to assist Posts worldwide in reporting undeliverable mail. Read the full story.
Partnership corner

Voice Mail: Bridging divides through trade and logisticsOn the new episode of the Voice Mail podcast, Ian Kerr spoke to Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the UNCTAD’s Division on Technology and Logistics, about the UPU-UNCTAD longstanding partnership, the role of the postal network in facilitating inclusive e-commerce, the benefits of “smart” technologies for the Post, and the emerging data divide.Listen to podcast.

IDB and UPU unite to modernize postal services in Latin America and the CaribbeanThe Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the UPU signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.

Postal partnerships, a key to stronger communities

Cross-sector partnerships in the postal network help deliver inclusive financial services that strengthen communities and Posts themselves. Over years, the UPU has successfully collaborated with such remarkable international actors as UNCTAD, IFAD, Visa, the Gates Foundation and more.Full story.
Opening the UPU
The UPU is pleased to announce that GTS Express, Eurora and MailAmericas have joined the UPU's Consultative Committee (CC) in August as Gold Members.To learn more about the new Consultative Committee structure and apply to become a member, click here.Hear from MailAmericas on why they have joined the UPU CC.

Stakeholder consultation on opening up the UPU to wider postal sector playersToday is the final deadline for the submission of questionnaires on how the UPU can better engage and collaborate with broader postal sector stakeholders to ensure inclusive and sustainable development for the sector.Several questionnaires are available for:
Please return the completed questionnaire to TF.OpeningUp@upu.int no later than Friday, 9 September 2022.Learn more.
At the service of stronger communities
Postal Matters: Egypt Post sets new benchmarks in social, financial and digital inclusionFor almost 157 years, the Post has been offering financial and postal services of good quality and at affordable rates to citizens all over Egypt, fulfilling its universal service obligation. Today, inclusivity, affordability, and digital empowerment top Egypt Post’s strategic agenda.Read blog.
The Post, a pillar of strong public serviceIn an interview with UPU News, Correo Argentino President Vanesa Piesciorovski explains the essential role the Post has played in helping the government reach people across the country’s 2.8 million square kilometres.Read the full story.
Correo Argentino delivers on national census 
Correo Argentino is the only national company located in every municipality of the nation and has the largest logistics network in all of Argentina. This makes the Post the ideal partner for the large-scale federal operation carried out every decade – the national census.Read the full story.
Digitalizing development cooperation 
When the pandemic struck, putting an end to travel to member countries, a digital solution was paramount for both the UPU’s Development Cooperation Directorate (DCDEV) and members to remain on track with their capacity building objectives. The unit turned a challenge into an opportunity, boosting participation through innovative working methods.Read the full story.

A people-first approach to postal transformationCanada Post Chief People and Safety Officer Susan Margles provides her point-of-view on the importance of company culture to successful postal transformation.Read the full interview.Watch a video statement.

Shifting perspectives 
UPU Director General Masahiko Metoki and Deputy Director General Marjan Osvald assumed their new duties in January 2022, ushering in a change of perspective for the UN specialized agency for the postal sector. They sat down with Union Postale to discuss their vision for the four-year term ahead of them. 
What's up next - Upcoming events 
26 September 2022: Green Direct Marketing – Is it possible? And is it worth it? OnlineUPU DMAB Innovation Talk 9 with Global Data and Marketing Alliance will focus on the environmental impact of marketing and will help you bring your marketing to the next ecological level.Register here.

7 October 2022: World Post Day, Berne & onlineThe UPU is preparing a rich agenda for the week of World Post Day, starting from October 3 and culminating in the annual ceremony in Berne on October 7.Learn more here and stay tuned for more!

17 October 2022: UPU World Leaders Forum, Frankfurt & onlineFor the first time since 2019, the UPU will host its World Leaders Forum in person at Parcel+Post Expo in Frankfurt. However, the online component will be preserved to ensure inclusivity and convenient attendance. The 2022 theme is Partner to transform – Powering postal digital (r)evolution.Learn more here.

POC and CA sessions (S2), Berne and online
More is upcoming! Keep checking our events page.
UPU Field Project Expert for Latin America, Consultant, Development and Cooperation Directorate - closing on 11 September.



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