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Linda Asaba, UNAU Youth Focal Point and Richard Baguma, UNA Secretary-General on national television.
Linda Asaba, UNAU Youth Focal Point and Richard Baguma, UNA Secretary-General on national television.

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United Nations Association of Uganda (UNAU)

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United Nations Association of Uganda (UNAU)

Current Projects

  • Freedom from Violence - including Peace, security and conflict prevention in the post 2015 development agenda.
  • UN Day - commemoration of UN day has been done every year in partnership with the UN resident coordinator’s office in Uganda. The commemoration is used as a platform for the UN to interact with the youth in various educational institutions.
  • Project Leaders’ Training - aimed at equipping youth with leadership skills.
  • Model UN - this year’s MUN will focus on the post-2015 development agenda and human rights.
  • University mock MUNs - Universities in preparation for the Uganda MUN organize MUNs at a university level and these are aimed at helping them become familiar with the proceedings of the MUN.
  • School Service Program - creating a platform to engage with the youth in secondary school on UN issues affecting the youth.
  • Human Rights Education Awareness in secondary schools
  • Commemoration of various UN days such as World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, Population Day, Environment Day, 16 Days of Activism, Volunteers Day, UN Day, Peace Day and International Youth Day.

Strenghts

  • A secretariat with an up-to-date resource centre, Secretary General and a team of volunteers with 5 full time staff.
  • A wide youth network with 20 chapters in educational institutions around the country and 3 slum areas.
  • A network of young professionals. These have been part of the different UNAU chapters and are now working in different organizations.
  • Volunteers. A team of willing youth to contribute to the achievement and promotion of the UN ideals and bringing the youth closer to the UN.
  • Commitment and hard working and young team.
  • Very good relationship with the UN in Uganda and the UNAs in the East African region.
  • Part of the UN communication group in Uganda.

What would you like to network on?

  • Youth empowerment, engagement and education
  • Issues of climate change and sustainability
  • Human Rights especially in helping the youth have their voices heard
  • Engagement in the Post-2015 Development Agenda  
  • Social entrepreneurship and leadership development.

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