Kampala, UG – Press Release
As we come to the end of 2020, the United Nations (UN) system in Uganda would like to express its appreciation to the Government and people of Uganda and to its partners for the long-standing partnership in support of humanity.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented challenges during which the UN stood shoulder to shoulder with the Government and people of this nation in search of solutions. Some of the UN’s contributions to Uganda include support to the Government and Interagency coordination structures for COVID-19 and other public health emergencies, strengthened risk communication and social mobilization, support to refugees and natural disasters as well as efforts to support agri-industrilization and digital financing.
The UN Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 and its impact led to the mobilization of US$ 44.3 million which enabled the implementation of UN critical programmes. In addition, five UN agencies mobilized US$ 5 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to protect refugees, particularly women & children, eliminate gender-based violence, support shelters for victims, and address emergency nutrition and health needs.
The UN in Uganda has sustained critical operations during the COVID-19 lockdown and continues to ensure the delivery of critical services across the nation. Our partners include civil society, private sector, academia, local institutions, cultural and religious leaders, development partners, security agencies and the Government, among others.
The UN also closely monitors all threats and opportunities to both ensure the safety of its personnel and the successful implementation of its initiatives. All UN offices in Uganda remain open operating in accordance with the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures issued by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.
We reiterate our commitment to work with the people and Government of Uganda to provide humanitarian assistance, promote peace and support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Please go to www.uganda.un.org to read the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 and get more information on the work of the United Nations system in Uganda.