UN DAY Commemoration: Everyone has a role in the achievement of the sustainable Development goals

UN DAY Commemoration: Everyone has a role in the achievement of the sustainable Development goals

Every year the United Nations commemorates her anniversary on 24th October. This year the UN System in Uganda organized a United Nations Open Day under the theme, ‘Promoting the SDGs – UN is Us’ (#UNisUs). The event was interactive, allowed members of the public to recognize that they too are the UN, and have a role in contributing to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN staff, Partners and stakeholders participated in several activities in the spirit of the 2030 Agenda slogan ‘Leaving No One Behind’ and this was aimed at raising awareness about the SDGs, which 24 UN agencies, funds and programmes operating in Uganda along with their partners are supporting the Government of Uganda to achieve through attaining the national development goals outlined in Vision 2040 and the Second National Development Plan (NDP II).

PSFU participated in the exhibition and showcased to participants how its activities and the projects implemented by the Foundation contribute to the attainment of SDG 1 – No poverty; SDG 5 – Gender Equality; SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy; SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Ugandans to achieve inclusive development, protect the environment, sustain peace and remain a beacon of hope and dignity for refugees,” Rosa Malango, the UNDP and UN Resident Coordinator, said during the celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds on Wednesday, 24th October 2018.

Launch of the road map for creating an enabling environment for delivering on SDGs in Uganda.

The roadmap was launched by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda at the President’s office conference hall in Kampala.

With support from UNDP, the SDG implementation roadmap seeks to provide priority actions during Uganda’s NDP II which runs from 2015/2016 to 2019/2020 fiscal years, has been broken down into five thematic areas.

The implementation of the road map in the remaining period of NDP II will cost Shs6.6 billion but out of this only Shs1.2 billion has been realized leaving a funding gap of Shs5.4 billion. The funding gap will be financed by the government, development partners, civil society and private sector.

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said that the government recognizes the need for the implementation of the SDGs adding that this road map creates an enabling environment to empower all relevant actors in a coordinated manner.

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