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


US Ambassador Malac Bids Farewell to Hon Kutesa, 27th-November 2019

The Ambassador appreciated the cordial working relationship that has existed between the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Implementing outcomes of the Russia Africa - Summit: Hon Kutesa meets with Russian Ambassador., 27th-November 2019

Uganda joined other African countries in participating in the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum that took place in  Sochi,  Russian Federation in October 2019 under the theme "For Peace, Security and Development".

Uganda to strengthen Bilateral Relations with Norway , 27th-November 2019

The Hon. Minister congratulated the Ambassador upon presenting Her Credentials to H.E the President on and assured her of the Ministry's support in discharging her duties.
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