Strengthening refugee space in Uganda - UNDP convenes dialogue with leaders of refugee hosting districts
27 May 2017
KAMPALA – Uganda shall not build walls to keep out refugees, Hon. Hilary Onek, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has affirmed. He made this affirmation during the opening of the first-ever dialogue between district and national leaders from Uganda’s 12 refugee hosting districts. These districts include: Adjumani, Arua, Hoima, Isingiro, Kampala, Kamwenge, Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Masindi, Moyo and Yumbe.
Muslim leaders and scholars from Eastern and Southern Africa re-affirm declaration against Violent Extremism in the region
17 May 2017
Kampala, Uganda: African Muslim religious leaders and scholars from Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Kampala have agreed on a framework to enable them work together to fight against all forms of extremist activities in the name of Islam.
Ms. Rosa Malango remarks: Muslim Religious Leaders and Scholars on Countering, Responding to and Preventing Violent Extremism in Africa Conference
15 May 2017
Over the past decades, violent extremism has dramatically grown around the world including in Africa with a continued and growing presence of violent extremist groups causing an “arc of upheaval and distress” as described by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Japan contributes US$ 6.3 million to support efforts towards refugees and host communities in Uganda
25 Apr 2017
KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
UNDP Uganda trains women entrepreneurs on its procurement procedures
20 Apr 2017
Kampala - The United Nations Development Programme today held a training to educate women entrepreneurs on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s procurement procedures.
Promoting Sustainable Industrialisation is emphasised at the High Level Dialogue on Realising the Promises of Green Growth: Promoting Sustainable Industrialisation in Uganda
11 Apr 2017
Kampala - Pursuing sustainable green growth is no longer a fancy global catch word but a sound economic strategy. This was emphasised by Dr. Arkebe Oqubay while delivering his key note address at the High Level Dialogue on Realising the Promises of Green Growth: Promoting Sustainable Industrialisation in Uganda, held in Kampala.
Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) launched to promote inclusive tourism in the country
6 Apr 2017
Kampala - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with various entities from the tourism sector have launched the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP).
Ms. Rosa Malango: Keynote address at Regional Seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments of Sub-Saharan Africa
1 Mar 2017
It gives me great pleasure to address this August Assembly of Honourable Members of Parliaments from all over Sub-Saharan Africa. Welcome to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
UNDP receives special recognition for supporting the Uganda tourism sector
20 Feb 2017
Kampala - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda has received special recognition for its support to the tourism sector. This was during the Uganda Tourism Excellence Award Ceremony organised by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) as part of activities to mark the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2017.
Agenda 2030 goals are life goals – Whitaker
9 Feb 2017
KAMPALA - UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation, Mr. Forest Whitaker has likened achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as achieving life’s purpose.