Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Millennium Development Goals (UPFMDG) was formed in 2007 by Parliamentarians with the goal of ensuring that Uganda realizes the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDGs are derived from the Millennium Declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2000 covering peace, security and development, environmental protection, human rights, governance and protection of vulnerable groups. Compliance targets were agreed based on a timeline of 2015, in the following areas of socio-economic development: Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, Achieving universal education, Promoting gender equality and empowering women, Reducing child mortality, Improving maternal health, Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, Ensuring environmental sustainability, and Development of global partnerships for development.
UPFMDG’s vision is: a Uganda that is MDG compliant for sustainable development
To promote the attainment of MDGs and improve the well being of the peoples of Uganda
The overall goal of UPFMDG’s is: To influence Government policies and empower communities to contribute to the realization of the MDGs and ensure sustainable and equitable development.
- To influence legislation and policy
- To influence resource allocation
- To ensure that Government is accountable for achievement of MDG commitments
- To cover at least 20% of the forum’s recurrent budget by 2015
- To ensure that the MDG Forum sustains growth and vibrancy