"Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is therefore in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed."

By virtue of Uganda’s membership to the United Nations, Uganda became eligible to the membership of UNESCO and indeed, became a member of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on the 9th November 1962.  In September 1963, Uganda, pursuant to Article VII of the UNESCO Constitution established a National Commission as a quasi-autonomous institution under the Ministry of Education and Sports to serve as the official agency linking Uganda to UNESCO and its agencies, and to ensure permanent presence of UNESCO and the implementation of UNESCO’s activities and programmes in Uganda. It also serves as a secretariat for Islamic World Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ICESCO).



Our Vision

A learning, cultured, informed and peaceful nation

Our Mission

To provide intellectual leadership, influence policies and actions in Education, Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information for peace and sustainable development.

Our Mandate

To contribute to the attainment of Peace, Justice, Respect for Human Rights, Freedom and Security in Uganda through Education, Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information.

Latest News

Preparations for Transforming Education Summit 2022

UNATCOM in collaboration with UNESCO project office in Kampala organized and convened the first in-country consultation meeting to prepare for the upcoming Transforming Education Summit […]

Training of Film makers on the protection of the diversity of cultural expressions in Uganda

Uganda’s film sector faces a number of challenges ranging from its informal status, inexperienced but driven by passion workforce to limited formal training background in […]

Handover of ICESCO Installed WASH Facilities

On 16th /06/2022, UNATCOM handed over WASH facilities installed in 10 schools in Busoga Sub region. The handover ceremony was held at St. Luliana Primary […]