Freedom from Violence: UNA-Uganda

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.

Aiming to develop a powerful and youth-driven voice in civil society, the academic community, media and the political discourse, UNA-Uganda is creating a platform of young and engaged individuals to influence the UN in its policymaking process around the post-2015 development framework.

“We call for consensus on a goal for peaceful societies. We urge Member States supportive of a standalone goal to address the concerns of those who are hesitant of its inclusion. The post-2015 development agenda must be comprehensive, inclusive, and multidimensional if it is to truly leave no one behind.”
-- UNA-Uganda’s submission for the PGA Stocktaking event on #post2015 
 

Spotlight

Meet Linda Asaba, UNA-Uganda’s National Coordinator for WFUNA’s Freedom from Violence Project

[Edited by Chris Carpenter]

Highlights from 2014

UNA-Uganda worked closely with parliamentarians and politicians in Uganda securing public endorsement of the inclusion of peace in the post-2015 development agenda by the President of Uganda and the Chief of Police in addition to 30 other parliamentarians.

UNA-Uganda has also successfully:

  • Created and participated in workshops, conferences, and roundtable discussions focused on capacity building and equipping participants with the tools to advocate for the inclusion of peace, security, and conflict prevention issues in the Post-2015 Development agenda
  • Held and led lectures on “Peace, Security and Conflict Prevention in the Post-2015” in collaboration with numerous Universities and Secondary schools, including:

Makerere University

Mulago Medical School

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Gulu University

Uganda Institute of Computer Technology

High School Chapters - Nakasero, Old Kampala, Mengo, Kololo

  • Collaborated with UNA-Rwanda to host a consultative conference on peace, security, conflict prevention and development, and established the African Youth Peace Initiative.
  • Featured on national television and radio shows discussing the Post-2015 development goals.
  • Created its own newsletter; disseminating information on UNA-Uganda’s current agenda. Read their latest newsletter

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