As a key development partner of Uganda, itself a member of the United Nations, the UN will continue toplay a pivotal role in supporting the Government of Uganda's vision for development and prosperity forthe people of the nation.
The Government of Uganda reaffirms its commitment to achieving the targets envisaged in the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It values the partnership between Government and the UN in Uganda towards achieving the MDGs and wishes to underscore the need to further strengthen this partnership in the new UN Development Assistance Framework for 2010-2014.
The Government of Uganda has pursued a poverty eradication agenda through the implementation of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP). Over the period of its existence, PEAP made a strong contribution to poverty reduction in the country, helped manage macroeconomic stability and hence laid the foundations for further strengthening economic growth. Therefore, Government will build further on the gains of PEAP by focusing on structural transformation of the economy and thus promote economic growth, employment and prosperity in the National Development Plan (2010-2014). The United Nations is committed to supporting the efforts of the Government to build on the gains of PEAP and further strengthen development in Uganda. By working to achieve the outcomes jointly agreed between the Government and the UN, as articulated in this UN Development Assistance Framework (2010-2014), the UN will support national efforts and capacities for ensuring that the growth, prosperity and social transformation envisaged in the National Development Plan will be equitable, inclusive and sustainable and will contribute to further integrating population dynamics and climate change concernsinto the development process, thus accelerating progress towards reaching the MDGs nationwide and deepening peace, recovery and development in the North.
The UN and the Government of Uganda are committed to strengthening harmonization and coherence of UN assistance in Uganda, heeding the call of the UN governing bodies for Delivering as One, and in line with the principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Action Plan. Delivering as One will enhance the UN's support to the government through greater efficiency, accountability and synergy, aligned with the national priorities. As articulated in this UNDAF (2010-2014), more emphasis has been accorded to joint programming and joint programmes as a means of implementation and to joint institutional arrangements for management and review of progress and results. These efforts will be further strengthened over the duration of the UNDAF through a joint effort led by the Ministry of Finance.
The Government and the United Nations are committed to continue strengthening their partnership to fully realize the development aspirations of the people of Uganda as stated in the National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15) and to work together to ensure effective and harmonized UN support. Together we will adhere to the mandate and principles of the United Nations Charter, through the programmes that we support. The UN will support the Government, as the principle duty-bearer, to respect, protect, promote and fulfil the human rights of all Ugandans and of persons of specific concern to the UN who have been granted refuge in Uganda from persecution.