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Uganda: new training agreements signed

16-09-2005 News Release

The ICRC and the Ugandan government have signed two Memoranda of Understanding on training services.

 The following was issued as a press release by the ICRC delegation in Kampala on September 16 2005  


The Government of Uganda and the ICRC have signed two Memoranda of Understanding on the training assistance that the ICRC will provide to the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Uganda Police Force (UPF) over the next three years.

Through this agreement, the ICRC intends to strengthen the teaching of international humanitarian law (IHL) and humanitarian principles within the police and army for the benefit of their respective staff at all levels.

Since 1987, the ICRC has endeavoured to promote IHL among Uganda's armed forces. More than 8,000 people have attended IHL sessions at army and police training facilities as well as in the field.

The ICRC has been active in Uganda since 1979 and carries out its activities in close cooperation with the Uganda Red Cross Society and other organizations.



 For further information, please contact:  

 Juan Carlos Carrera Narváez, ICRC Kampala, tel. +256 77 22 19 94  

 Marco Yuri Jiménez Rodríguez, ICRC Geneva, tel. +41 22 730 22 71