"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

Handover of Radio Transmission Equipment to Radio Pacis

UNESCO in collaboration with the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO through the Communication and Information (CI) Programme has donated radio broadcasting equipment to Radio Pacis, […]

Uganda commences discussion towards recognition of prior studies through Integration of UNESCO Qualification Passport Project

Uganda is home to the largest refugee influx in the continent. This broad incursion of refugees who are mainly from various countries across the horn […]

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 […]