DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS

The Department is responsible for foreign policy related international political issues, including political issues under the United Nations, Commonwealth, European Union, Non-Aligned Movement, Organisation of Islamic Conference etc. 

The key functions of the Department of International Political Affairs are:

  • Strengthening and promoting preventive diplomacy, peace support and peace-building international initiatives which are consistent with Uganda's national interest.
  • Initiating technical policy recommendations on issues related to international peace and security. 
  • Coordinating aspects of Missions related to international peace and security.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of international peace and security.
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national relevant security stakeholders. 
  • Spearheading global political negotiations in taking into account Uganda's national interests i.e. global peace and security, governance, global terrorism and crime.
  • Lobby for international support needed to complement Government efforts in the implementation of agreed global political outcomes.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in international political organisations

Highlights

Chinese Investors and Business Delegation to Visit Uganda, 20th-June 2018

Uganda's Consul-General in Guangzhou, Amb. Solomon Rutega has invited Chinese businesses to take up investment opportunities in Uganda's key sectors, of commercial agriculture; agro-processing; energy; oil and gas; ICT, mining and mineral beneficiation and tourism.

UGANDA AND SUDAN CONCLUDE THE 3RD JOINT POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS COMMITTEE (JPCC) MEETING, KHARTOUM-SUDAN, 16th-May 2018

The Third Joint Political Consultations Committee (JPCC) meeting between the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of the Sudan was held in Khartoum Sudan on 13th May 2018.

HON OKELLO ORYEM MEETS SPECIAL ENVOY OF UN SECRETARY GENERAL, 27th-April 2018

The special envoy of the UN secretary General for the great lakes region Said Djinnit met with the state for foreign affairs Hon. Okello Oryem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda on the 27th April 2018.
© 2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs