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).
A learning, cultured, informed and peaceful nation
To provide intellectual leadership, influence policies and actions in Education, Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information for peace and sustainable development.
To contribute to the attainment of Peace, Justice, Respect for Human Rights, Freedom and Security in Uganda through Education, Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information.
On the 21st of September 2023, the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM) marked a significant milestone in its history by celebrating its 60th anniversary. […]
UNATCOM hosts Sub-Regional Capacity Building Workshop for east African National Commissions for UNESCO
The workshop was part of UNESCO’s Priority Africa initiative and aimed to strengthen cooperation between National Commissions for UNESCO (NATCOMs) from East African region. In […]
Uganda hosts a seminar on Preventive Conservation and Disaster Reduction of Documentary Heritage in Africa
Ugandan National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with Makerere University and the Sub-Committee on Education and Research Working Group Africa (SCEaR-WGA) of UNESCO Memory of the […]