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17 Mar 2015 description

16.03.2015 - The UPU is participating in the World Conference on Disaster Risk Management, currently taking place in Japan, to stress the postal sector’s capacity in reinforcing communities’ resilience to natural disasters.

UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz attended a high-level meeting chaired by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on opening day, Saturday 14 March. Different UN organizations reflected on the main challenges in achieving the goals and priorities that will be adopted in Sendai.

05 Mar 2015 description

04.03.2015 - Stakeholders in the remittance market from across Africa are in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss how to leverage money transfers through the postal network and make them more affordable and accessible to rural people.

About 100 delegates from postal operators and banks, regulatory authorities, governments, the private sector, international organizations and civil society are attending the first African Conference on Remittances and Postal Networks, a two-day event hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD).

19 Apr 2013 description

19.04.2013 - Japan is lending its support to the UPU in establishing a global disaster risk reduction and management policy for the postal sector.

Shigeki Suzuki, director general of the postal services policy department at the Japanese ministry of internal affairs and communications, and UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein today signed a cooperation agreement on this matter.

The agreement comes with a voluntary contribution of some 350,000 Swiss francs for disaster reduction projects and building postal sector resilience.