UN Assistant Secretary-General, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu visits Uganda6 Jul 2016Kampala - Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator for Crisis Response, is visiting from Wednesday, 6 July to Friday 8 July to discuss displacement and see the extensive work Uganda has carried out in managing the increasing numbers of refugees.
Japan contributes US$4.5m towards refugees and host communities in Uganda30 Jun 2016KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.5m (around 15 billion Ugandan shillings) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ($3.5 million) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ($1 million) in support of the humanitarian response for refugees and Ugandan host communities.
PRESS RELEASE: Kayonza Growers Tea Factory to be recognised for its Equator Prize win in Kampala20 Apr 2016KAMPALA - As world leaders prepare to sign the Paris Agreement for Climate Change in New York this week, Uganda will be recognising one of its local initiatives for its outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty and climate action. This local initiative, Kayonza Growers Tea Factory’s recognition comes after it was selected and awarded the Equator Prize 2015 for its efforts in helping their community in Kanungu district, South Western Uganda to adapt to climate change.
UNDP Uganda to host the first meeting on Strengthening Inclusive Business Ecosystems in Africa19 Apr 2016KAMPALA - As implementation of Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with its tagline on leaving no one behind takes off, doing business that includes all groups of people has become a key factor in extending the benefits of economic growth.
New United Nations Resident Coordinator presents credentials to Government24 Mar 2016Kampala - Ms. Rosa Malango, the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented her credentials to Hon. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs during a brief ceremony in his office today, 24th March 2016. She handed over a letter from Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, thereby officially entering into her new role.
Statement concerning UNDP, Business Call to Action and Bidco Africa Ltd.25 Feb 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received a petition from the Bugala Farmers Association in Uganda related to UNDP’s association with Bidco Africa Ltd., as a result of the company’s membership with the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
PRESS RELEASE: Uganda’s to hold second televised Presidential Debate for the 2016 general election #UGDebate1612 Feb 2016KAMPALA – Uganda will this weekend have its second Presidential Debate for the 2016 electoral season.
#UGDebate16 - Uganda to hold first televised Presidential Debate of 2016 general election today15 Jan 2016Kampala - This evening, the first ever Presidential Debate of the 2016 general election will be held, and broadcast live from the Serena Conference Centre.
PRESS RELEASE: Land reforms, developing mining sector and private sector investment key to unlocking development of Northern Uganda16 Dec 2015— Adoption of a bold mix of inclusive and transformative innovations, focusing on land reforms, developing the mineral and tourism sectors, is vital to accelerate the development transformation of Northern Uganda.
PRESS RELEASE - Dialogue on Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and Utilisation15 Dec 2015Kampala, 15.Dec.2015 - Ugandans living in the various parts of the world will today convene in Kampala for a Dialogue on Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and Utilisation.