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

Presentation of Credentials by the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel, 16th-June 2020

The Minister of State for International Cooperation, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello received credentials from the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel.

Hon. Sam Kutesa's Statement to Parliament on Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due to Airport and Border Closures Following the Outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2nd-June 2020

Today, 2nd June 2020, Honourable Sam Kutesa addressed Parliament on the Situation of Ugandans Stranded Abroad due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vacancies for Directors at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, 1st-June 2020

Positions of Directors for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, have been published on the Website of the African Union
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