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Ahead of the 2021 general elections, OHCHR, in partnership with UHRC and UN Women, trained 71 journalists in human rights and gender. “The credibility and integrity of any election is determined by the degree to which human ri
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Considering that the media have a critical role to play in the electoral process by inter alia providing accurate and reliable information to the public in a timely manner, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights organised two training sessions for a selected gr
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Wakiso 23 October 2020: -Youth and women have a central role in the peace architecture, but also in sustaining peace and in the prevention of conflict – which is a very relevant role in the context of elections. At a three-day training of members of the Wakiso District Human Rights C
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Gulu 30 September 2020: The Resident District Gulu City in northern Uganda Major Okot Santos Lapolo has hailed the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)’s efforts in Uganda. Major Okot was speaking at a two-day training workshop of 23 offic
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At a training of youth networks on human rights in the context of the 2020- 2021 elections in Uganda, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Country Representative in Uganda, Mr Robert Kotchani, underscored the role of civil society in ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights. Civ
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Uganda: Supporting the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

OHCHR Uganda is supporting the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and partners in the preparation of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, where environment and land issues have been identified as priority areas. The draft is being finalized and is expected to be sub Read more

Civil Society Organisations Tipped on Human Rights Advocacy

Kampala, 11 December 2019: “Civil Society Organisations play a critical role in the protection and promotion of human rights, particularly through "identifying, documenting, reporting human rights violations and advocating for redress and accountability", said the Country Representat Read more

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