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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.

UN Urges Uganda to Improve Transition from Primary to Secondary as First Lady Plots to Rid Schools of Hunger.

The United Nations (UN) has advised Uganda to extend its exploits in education beyond the primary level to higher echelons of schooling such as secondary.

Uganda Becomes First African Country to Receive Korean Aid for Preserving Culture Kampala

With Ugandas creative economy fast turning heads on the global scene, it has become the first African country to benefit from the UNESCO Korean Funds-in-Trust, established in 2007 to enhance creativity in developing countries in Africa and Asia.

Uganda validates draft policy that hinges sustainable development on education. By Unatcom Team

Uganda validates draft policy that hinges sustainable development on education

By Unatcom Team

At the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM), August started on a high note as the first day of the month saw the institution convoke scores of stakeholders from across the country to discuss and subsequently validate the National Education for Sustainable (ESD) draft policy.

Uganda National Commission for UNESCO is organisng ESD policy Validation workshop schedule to take place on the 1st of August, 2016, at Silver Springs Hotel, Bugolobi.
Key amount the subject of debate is the current state  of Education in Uganda, relevancy of the current curriculum, Incoporation of ESD into our curriculum, Global Action Programme (GAP), Agenda  2030 and other key important areas.
In, 2005, the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development was launched to enhance the role of education in promoting sustainable development in 2013, the 37th session of the general conference of unesco endorsed the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD as follow up to the Decade. The GAP was launched  at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held on the 10-12 November 2014 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. By Ogal Vincent.


The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition invites again young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champions and implements one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Uganda National Commission for UNESCO relaunches the Management for Social Transformation(MOST) Committee.

The Uganda National Commission for UNESCO relaunches the Management for Social Transformation(MOST) Committee. MOST was established in Uganda in

2005 but has not been active...

UNATCOM/CECOD Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on ESD:

The Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM)   and   the Conservation Efforts for Community Development (CECOD)  on 12th January 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing partnership to promote Education for Sustainable Development(ESD) in Uganda.


The MoU enjoins    the two organizations to cooperate in ensuring the implementation of Global Action Program (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through ECO-Schools in Uganda and also to work jointly any other national development programmes that enhance social transformation, environmental sustainability and economic development for a sustainable future.

Director-General awards first UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.

the director general of unesco, Irina Bokova awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to Association SERES from Guatemala and El Salvador, Jayagiri center from Indonesia in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 November.

Launch of Global Coalition "Unite for Heritage" in Bonn

 Bonn, 29 June- the Director general of unesco, Irina Bokova, today launched the Global Coalition, united for heritage,during the 39th session of the world heritage committee meeting in Bonn, Germany.
the coalition is to strengthen the nobalisation of governments and all heritage stakeholders in face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the middle east.

Cultural Programme, April 2015

UNATCOM's Culture Programme under Daniel Kaweesi organized Consultation Workshops in Mbale, Gulu and Mbarara. The Workshops addressed the situation of Uganda's museum sector and possible ways of improvement. For that reason, participants from local government, universities as well as cultural institutions were asked to articulate their concerns about Uganda's museum area and to think about ideas for a better development.

Out-of-school numbers rise as aid to education falls short of 2010 levels

A new study shows that the number of children and adolescents who are out of school is on the rise, and grew to 124 million in 2013. International aid to education remains below 2010 levels and is grossly insufficient to meet new education targets to achieve universal primary and secondary education


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