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UGANDA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Commencement.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE UGANDA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO.

   3.   Establishment of the Commission.

   4.   Object of the Commission.

   5.   Functions of the Commission.

   6.   The powers of the Minister.

   7.   Board of the Commission.

   8.   Tenure of office of members of the Board.

   9.   Functions of the Board.

   10.   Meetings of the Board and related matters.

   11.   Committees of the Board.

   12.   Delegation of functions of the Board.

PART III
SECRETARIAT AND STAFF OF THE COMMISSION.

   13.   Secretariat of the Commission.

   14.   Secretary General of the Commission.

   15.   Deputy Secretary General.

   16.   Other officers and staff of the Commission.

   17.   Protection of members and employees from personal liability.

   18.   Establishment of Uganda's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO.

   19.   Remuneration of members of the Board.

   20.   Remuneration of committee members.

   21.   Remuneration of the Secretary General.

   22.   Remuneration of the other officers and staff.

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   23.   Funds of the Commission.

   24.   Duty to operate on sound financial principles.

   25.   Power to open and operate bank accounts.

   26.   Borrowing powers.

   27.   Investment of surplus funds.

   28.   Estimates.

   29.   Financial year of Commission.

   30.   Accounts.

   31.   Audit.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   32.   Annual report.

   33.   Official seal of the Commission.

   34.   Service of documents.

   35.   Regulations.

PART VI
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.

   36.   Vesting of assets and liabilities.

   37.   Transfer of service contracts.

 

      Schedule   Meetings of the board and related matters.

 

UGANDA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO ACT.

Commencement:

   An Act to provide for the establishment and operation of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM); to provide for the object of the Commission; to provide for the functions of the Commission; to provide for the Board; to provide for the functions of the Board; to provide for committees of the Board; to provide for the Secretariat of the Commission; to provide for funds of the Commission; and to provide for other related matters.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Commencement.

   This Act shall come into force on a date appointed by the Minister by Statutory Instrument.

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Board" means a member of the Board of the Commission appointed under section 7;

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Commission appointed under section 7;

   "Civil Society Organisation" means an aggregate of Non-Governmental Organisations, institutions and individuals in a society whose activities are independent of the government;

   "Commission" means the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO;

   "Government" means government of Uganda;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for education;

   "Organs of UNESCO" includes the UNESCO General Conference, the UNESCO Executive Board and the UNESCO Secretariat;

   "Secretary General" means the Secretary General of the Commission appointed under section 14 and includes a Deputy Secretary General;

   "Uganda's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO" means the office established for the representation of Uganda at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris;

   "UNATCOM" means the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO;

   "UNESCO" means the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation;

   "UNESCO fellowship holder" means a person sponsored for UNESCO designated workshop, course, or activity in line with UNESCO areas of competence;

   "UNESCO fields of competence" includes education, sciences, culture, communication and information;

   "UNESCO programmes" means education, natural science, social science, human science, culture, communication and information.

 

PART II
THE UGANDA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO.

 

3.   Establishment of the Commission.

   (1) There is established a Commission to be known as the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM), in this Act referred to as the Commission.

   (2) The Commission shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The Commission may, for and in connection with its objects and functions under this Act, purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property, whether movable or immovable, and may enter into any contract and other transactions as may be expedient and may do any other act or thing as in law may be done by a body corporate subject to this Act.

 

4.   Object of the Commission.

   The object of the Commission is to contribute to peace, justice, security, the rule of law and maintenance of human rights and freedoms for the common welfare of humanity through—

   (a)   education, sciences, culture, communication and information in Uganda; and

   (b)   the involvement of Government ministries, departments and agencies, civil society organisations and individuals, in the affairs and programmes of the Commission and of UNESCO.

 

5.   Functions of the Commission.

   (1) The functions of the Commission are—

   (a)   to promote understanding of the objects and purposes of UNESCO among the people of the Republic of Uganda;

   (b)   to advise the Government of Uganda on matters relating to UNESCO;

   (c)   to serve as a liaison agency between the Government of Uganda and the institutions concerned with the working for the advancement of education, sciences, culture, communication and information;

   (d)   to approve and recommend all UNESCO activities and programmes in Uganda;

   (e)   to advice government ministries, departments or agencies, civil society organisations and individuals on the resolutions, recommendations and any other matter adopted by the organs of UNESCO, and follow up on their implementation;

   (f)   to participate in the planning and execution of activities entrusted to UNESCO which are undertaken with the assistance of the Government, United Nations agencies and any other international organisations or development partners;

   (g)   to d

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