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"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."

Vision

A learning, cultured, informed and peaceful nation.

Mission

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

Mandate

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

 

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8th December 2021| Virtual Mentorship program for the Youth on Promotion and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

UNESCO  was established in 1946 in response to the ruthless destruction of life, property and environment occasioned by the World War II, with the specific goal of laying the foundation for peace in the world through education, science, culture, communication and Information. In this regard, UNESCO’s aspirations have and will always remain as the attainment of peace in the minds of men and women.

Through education, ignorance and illiteracy could be addressed. Through conservation and natural resource management, structured exploitation of resources could be achieved. Through dialogue and cultural expression, cultural diversity can be appreciated. By understanding social transformation, social justice, equality and tolerance could be realized. Finally, through responsible journalism and the rights to information, better communication would be enhanced. Cumulatively, all these complement each other to achieve one common purpose which is to influence alternative ways and means to solve differences other than violence and war and for this reason UNESCO was established. On the occasion to mark the 75th anniversary, UNESCO launched a publication titled “75 years of Action- National Commissions tell their story”

Latest News

Uganda’s MOTIV named winner of first edition of UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy

Through Decision 210EX/15 at the 210th Session of the Executive Board of UNESCO in December 2020, UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the […]

41st Session of UNESCO General Conference-General Policy Debate

The 41st session of UNESCO General Conference commenced on 9th November 2021 and ends on 24th November 2021 in Paris. The General Conference consists of […]

Celebrations to Mark World Science Day 2021

Uganda joined the rest of the World to celebrate World Science Day 2021 under the theme World Science Day for Peace and Development. To mark […]