"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

Empowering Uganda’s Biosphere Reserve Managers: Building Capacity for Sustainable Management

In an effort to strengthen the management of Biosphere Reserves (BRs) across Uganda, the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO recently spearheaded a series of workshops […]

Uganda’s Media Gets a Boost: UNATCOM Makes Strides in Protection of Journalists

In a bid to ensure journalists’ safety and promote media freedom, Under UNESCO’s Participation Programme, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM) implemented a significant intervention […]

Promoting Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and Scaling up Climate Change Awareness in Ugandan Schools

In a recently concluded UNESCO Participation Programme titled “Promoting Global Citizenship Education and Scaling up the Whole Institutional Approach to Climate Change,” UNATCOM provided comprehensive […]