"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

UNATCOM Youth Committee Reactivated

The UNATCOM Youth Committee was reactivated on 19th January 2022 at an induction meeting that took place at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Embassy […]

Celebration of the first International Day for Biosphere Reserves

03rd November 2022 marked the first International Day for Biosphere Reserves and 50th Anniversary of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme, we joined the rest of […]

Launch of National ESD for 2030 Framework of Action for Uganda

The National Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for 2030 Framework of Action for Uganda was launched under the theme “leveraging on ESD for attainment of […]