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

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AT THE SERVICE EXCELLENCE EXHIBITION 5TH JUNE - 7TH JUNE 2019 , 6th-June 2019

The Ministry joined all other Ministries,  Departments and Agencies MDA's in  participating in the Service Excellence Exhibition under the theme " Industrialization for Job creation and shared Prosperity "
at the  Kololo Independence Grounds. The Exhibition runs from 5th - 7th June 2019, daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm daily.

HON. SAM KUTESA RECEIVES LETTERS OF CREDENCE FOR THE NEW UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE , 30th-May 2019

Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda officially  received Letters of Credence of the new United Nations Development  Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative , Ms. Elsie ATTAFUAH today at the Ministry Headquarters.
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