"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

Community Radio Staff in West Nile trained on Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Ethical Coverage of Refugee issues

In a recent training initiative organized by UNATCOM and UNESCO, community broadcasters in Uganda’s West Nile Region underwent a transformative workshop aimed at enhancing their […]

Dr. Mary Goretti Nakabugo Appointed to UNESCO Advisory Board on Global Education Monitoring Report

Dr. Mary Goretti Nakabugo, the Executive Director of UWEZO Uganda, has been appointed to the UNESCO Advisory Board on the Global Education Monitoring Report. Achieving […]

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 […]