Kampala, Uganda – By E K Benj
The UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, H.E. Rosa Malango has launched the new website of the United Nations system in Uganda. (www.uganda.un.org)
The new website was launched during the National Commemoration of Human Rights Day and conclusion of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence at Mestil Hotel, Kampala attended by key stakeholders from Government, civil society, private sector and youth groups and shown live on Nation TV.
“I am happy to use this opportunity to launch the new website of the United Nations system in Uganda – uganda.un.org The website is about transparency, awareness and the transfer of knowledge; it is about ensuring that all people in Uganda can gain a better understanding of UN work, plans and partners. I invite stakeholders and the public to use it frequently to identify opportunities for partnership,” said Ms. Malango.
The resources include important UN publications such as the Uganda UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021 -2025, which articulates the United Nations’ collective response to support the Government of Uganda in addressing national priorities and gaps in their pathway towards meeting the third National Development Plan (NDPIII) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. A key set of publications available are the Rwenzori Region investment profiles for the five sectors of Agriculture, Tourism, Human Capital Development, Extractives and Mineral Benefication; and Infrastructure and Services; under the Rwenzori Agri-LED, which is an innovative approach that will spur the region’s socio-economic transformation.
Other publications include the UN Reform Milestones in Uganda and Analyses of the Socio Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Uganda. There are also videos and stories by UN agencies and partners contributing to the attainment of the SDGs.
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UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
ILO- International Labor Organization
IOM- International Organization for Migration
ITC- International Trade Centre
OHCHR- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN DESA- United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UN RCA United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
UN Women- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN-Habitat United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNAIDS- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCDF- United Nations Capital Development Fund
UNCTAD- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP- United Nations Development Programme
UNDRR- UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDSS- United Nations Department of Safety and Security
UNEP- United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPA- United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF- United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO- United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOP- United Nations Office for Project Services
UNV- United Nations Volunteers
WFP- World Food Programme
WHO- World Health Organization