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UN General Assembly President holds public lecture during his visit to Uganda

Written by Agaba Ronald











United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) president, Sam Kutesa asked Uganda to better position herself  for during his 3-day visit to Uganda.

At a public lecture themed; “The United nations at 70; Towards a Transformative Social and Economic Development Agenda.” Kutesa urged participants to take keen interest in regional issues such as the on-going UN Post 2015 Development Agenda processes. He advised them not to neglect crucial matters such as climate change that are center of focus at United Nations.

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Freedom from Violence evaluation and stalk-taking seminar

Written by Ronald Agaba












UNAU’s Baguma Richard and Linda Asaba, Secretary General and Administrator respectively, attended the Freedom from Violence project experience sharing and learning seminar in New York.

The Seminar was held under the auspices of World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and aimed at evaluating project success, sharing experience, challenges and paving a way for improvement.

The Freedom from Violence project that is funded by the Swedish government currently runs in 6 countries; Uganda, Rwanda, India, Venezuela, South Africa and Armenia.


Engaging parliamentarians to promote inclusion of peace in Post 2015 Dev't Agenda

Written by Asaba Linda












and Advance Afrika organized an MPs breakfast meeting that focused on the issue of peace and security. CSOs and Youth also participated in the breakfast meeting. With coverage from various media houses, the meeting emphasized  the need to include the issues of peace and security in the post 2015 development agenda with specific focus on Uganda.

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, momentum is building towards defining a new development agenda to build on the achievements registered by the MDGs and also address the continuing development challenges facing the world today.

Member states of UN have been engaging in various consultations at national, international and regional levels. The teams of people who represent the views of the different results from the various consultations with NGOs, youth, Government officials.

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6th Uganda Model UN launched














The 6th Uganda Model UN youth simulation was a 3 - day conference  that converged over 55 University students was hosted by UNA-Uganda at Makerere University

Assuming positions of UN members states (delegations), Under simulation of the UN General Assembly (UNGA),over 30 delegations including; USA, China, Nigeria South Sudan, Iraq, Canada, Venezuela, DRC, Australia, Pakistan, Luxemborg and Uganda among others were focused on this year. Under the theme: “Beyond 2015 — Youths engagement in setting goals for post 2015 development agenda” engaged and practiced diplomacy through simulations of UN processes such as; decision making,plenary discussions, drafting resolutions, deliberations etc.

The Deputy Dean of students, Stephen Kateega officiated over the conference. While launching the youth assembly, he urged participants to be active and to attach value of this simulation in order for then to benefit from the practice hence adding value to them.

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UNA-Uganda in talks to strengthen UN-NGO collaboration

UNAU Secretary General Richard Baguma (right) after meeting Prof. Lester N. Wilson, Chair, Outreach Subcommittee, United Nations Non-Government Organisations/ Department of Public Information (UN NGO/DPI) Executive Committee.

Prof Wilson is also the Director, Institute for the Study of International Organisations, Long Island University.

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Empowering youth with dialogue skills to solve conflict

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Written by Agaba Ronald











A debate that attracted over 200 student was organised at Mengo senior secondary school in Kampala.  Themed; "Promoting peace-building and inter-cultural understanding", the debate aimed at promoting dialogue and instilling necessary skills among young people as a way of preventing conflict to ensure peace and security in societies.

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Uganda's Sam Kutesa holds UN General Assembly Presidency

Written by Hillary Seguya Taylor Innocent











Hon. Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs now presides over the UN General Assembly (UNGA)

The African Union voted him as the sole candidate to effectively represent African affairs to the UN.

However, Kutesa received a lot of opposition from the western diplomats who believed he was not the right match for the job.

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Impact of South Sudan's war on Africa

Written by Hillary Seguya Taylor Innocent

The deadly turmoil that broke out on the 15th December 2013 in Juba threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. The fight for power between President, Kiir’s Dinkas and Machar’s Nuei, threaten to tumble a newly independent nation. South Sudan is one of the youngest member state in the UN having been welcomed in the UN General Assembly in 2011.

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