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  • Posts face challenges, but innovation is creating new services, says UPU DG in Kenya
  • Time for 'giant' to wake up
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Postal operators can reduce cost of sending money

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most expensive region to send money home. Africans last year paid, as a fee, an average of almost 10 cents from every dollar sent back, and these excessive costs strike hardest at the poorest, esp...

Homeward bound: Remittances can be the difference between opportunity and calamity

June 16 is the International Day of Family Remittances, a day for reflecting on how postal operators can improve the lives of millions of women, children and men.

Posts face challenges, but innovation is creating new services, says UPU Director General in Kenya

In a keynote speech, Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) praised the “unique model” of the East African Communications Organisation (EACO); called on Posts to embrace e-commerce opportunities

Time for 'giant' to wake up

Postal services, for many years, have been pinned down; caught between their essential duties under an international treaty to provide a universal postal service — one network of networks delivering letters and parcels to everyone...

After the storm: How postal operators assist in a country’s rapid recovery from natural disasters

UPU’s Postal Development Report 2018 shows that postal operators display greater resiliency than the wider infrastructure during natural disasters, while contributing to Goal 11 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UPU research shows how postal sector contributes to SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth

Findings of new UPU report on postal development provide an evidential underpinning for action of postal operators to help lift people out of poverty in countries such as India and Bangladesh.