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Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee

The 21st General Assembly of the States Partiesto the World Heritage Convention met on 14 and15 November 2017 at UNESCOHeadquarters in Paris, France, convening the 193 States Parties to the WorldHeritage Convention, under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr Adrian Cioroianu,Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Romania to UNESCO.

During the session, the GeneralAssembly elected twelve new members to the World Heritage Committee: Australia,Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Guatemala, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan,Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain and Uganda.

The current composition of the WorldHeritage Committee is therefore as follows:

Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Cuba, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Kuwait,

 Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Uganda elected to serve on the World Heritage Committee

          In summary:

There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uganda; two of them are National Parks; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The other is a cultural site, Kasubi Tombs (Amasiro), which is presently under reconstruction following a 2010 fire.

Pilot Testing Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Curricula and Training Materials in Refugee Settlement Camps Primary Schools, Kiryandongo District, Uganda

Education for peace and sustainability is currently the overarching goal of UNESCO’s education, and empowered global citizenry is a key objective within this goal. Education for Sustainability (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) are therefore becoming ever more important instruments for achieving these goals (UNESCO, 2013).

Uganda celebrate World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day on 3 May is the global celebration of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. In following suit, Uganda held celebrations to mark this iconic day with series of activities earmarked out, a procession from Sheraton gardens through the streets of Kampala led by brush band to the railway grounds at Jinja road was followed by another function held at Golf Course Hotel where awards were given out to performing personalities in the journalism profession then a cocktail tail party at the hotel pool side to sum up the day.

Director UNESCO Regional Office visit to UNATCOM

2ND March 2017, Kampala, Uganda.                     


Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Ms. Ann-Therese Ndong-Jatta is currently in Uganda for an official mission.

Advocacy Sensitization and Capacity Building of Principals and Head Teachers.

Advocacy Sensitization and Capacity Building of Principals and Head Teachers.

By Unatcom team.

Uganda National Commission for UNESCO organized an advocacy and capacity building workshop for principals and Head teacher from institutions in the Eastern districts of Uganda at Mbale Secondary School, Mbale District.


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