Country Profile: Uganda


The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked African country bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Uganda is a presidential republic that  gained its independence in 1962, but has endured multiple civil wars in the decades since. The Ugandan military is involved in peacekeeping or combat missions throughout the East Africa region.

Capital: Kampala

There are no nuclear power plants or research reactors located in Uganda.


  • Member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) since 1964
  • Member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 1967
  • Acceded to the 1925 Geneva Protocol in 1965
  • Signed Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 1999
  • Acceded to Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1992
  • Signed Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1993
    • Ratified in 2001
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996
    • Ratified in 2001
  • Acceded to Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 1995
  • Signed Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008
  • Signed Convention on Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) in 1977
  • Acceded to Outer Space Treaty in 1968
  • Signed Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963
    • Ratified in 1964
  • Acceded to the Convention on the Physical Protection of NUclear Materials (CPPNM) in 2003
  • Acceded to Treaty for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1982
  • Signed Treaty of Pelindaba in 1996


  • Member of the African Group
  • Member of G-77
  • Member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation


  • President of the 69th Session and 29th Special Session of the UN General Assembly in 2014
  • Member of the 1540 Committee in 2009/2010
  • Non-permanent Member of the UN Security Council in 2009/2010


Republic of Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations - New York

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations - Geneva

UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament