The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights has revealed that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will close its offices in Uganda today, Saturday, August 5, 2023.
\”I regret that our office in Uganda had to close after 18 years, during which we were able to work closely with civil society and people from various walks of life in Uganda, as well as engage with State institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights for all Ugandans,\” Volker Türk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a news release.
He added, \”For our part, the United Nations Human Rights Office remains committed to working on human rights in Uganda in accordance with my global mandate.\”
Türk recalled his collaboration with the government and partners, including the incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national planning and the adoption of a national action plan on business and human rights.
The closure of the Kampala office follows the recent closure of sub-offices in Gulu and Moroto.
The Government of Uganda decided in February to end the mandate of the High Commissioner\’s Office.