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troche geneva; font-size: small;”>This trip to Uganda is part of ahistoric joint three country visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region from May 22 – 24 in support of a recent landmark peace agreement and to push for economic development in one of the world’s most troubled regions.

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treat geneva; font-size: small;”>They are set to hold talks with President Museveni and members of his cabinet and share views on the importance of regional peace and security in the promotion of sustainable regional development.

According to the statement released by UN, they will also meet with diplomats and heads of regional organizations to exchange views on how to enhance support to Uganda.

Among the highlights of the visit will be an interaction with U-reporters and ex-combatants from Northern Uganda.


U-report is a free, SMS-based, social monitoring programme that gives Ugandan youth a platform to discuss community development issues, and also empowers citizens to support effective delivery of public services. The ex-combatantswere jointly supported by the UN and the World Bank to return to normal life.

The UN Secretary-General and the World Bank Group President will hold a joint press conference at the Protea Hotel in Entebbe, on May 24 where they will share the highlights of their Great Lakes trip and some of the outcomes of their meetings with senior officials.

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