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The United Nations in Uganda

Uganda was admitted to United Nations membership on 25 October 1962, the same year the country attained independence. In the 1960s Uganda registered steady economic growth and development based mainly on exporting cash crops including coffee and cotton. In the 1970s to mid 1980s Uganda underwent sharp socioeconomic decline. During this period several UN development and humanitarian agencies began operations in Uganda.

Milestones

  1. Uganda was admitted to United Nations membership on 25 October 1962, the same year the country attained independence.
     
  2. In the 1970s to mid-1980s, Uganda underwent sharp socio-economic decline. During this period several UN development and humanitarian agencies began operations in Uganda.
     
  3. Due to insurgency in Northern Uganda in 1994 the Government moved the population in Northern Uganda into Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. UN agencies provided the population with humanitarian assistance.
     
  4. Following the end of insurgency in Northern Uganda in 2005, UN agencies began to support recovery programmes helping the region recover economically.
     
  5. In 2014 to 2015, with Hon. Sam Kutesa at its helm, Uganda presided over the 69th session of UN General Assembly when the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs were formulated and later endorsed by world leaders in September 2015.
     
  6. In 2017 the Uganda Solidarity Summit has hosted by the Government and UN, the first its kind, highlighting the country as a model refugee hosting country.

To learn more, visit: https://uganda.un.org/.

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UN Country Team

Resident Coordinator Office

Prossy Nakanjako

Team Leader - Communications, Media and External Relations

UN Entities in the Country

UNFPA

Prossy Nakanjako

Team Leader - Communications, Media and External Relations

UN Key Documents

UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

UNDAF/CF Start Date
UNDAF/CF End Date
Start of new CF cycle