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

Ugandan Tour Operators at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019, 15th-April 2019

Today, the 11th April 2019,  the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) officials, led by Ms. Lilly Ajarova (UTB CEO), including Ms. Edith Kateme Kasajja (UTB Board Member), Ms. Dorcas Namajja (UTB Marketing Officer), and Mr. Daniel Irunga (UTB Marketing Officer), led a group of  Ugandan Tour Operators to the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 in Cape Town - South Africa.

UGANDA AND KENYA HOLD 1ST JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION , 21ST -25TH MARCH 2019 NAIROBI, 22nd-March 2019

Today witnessed a momentous occasion  in which Uganda and Kenya held the first session of the Joint Permanent Commission in Nairobi - Kenya. The Agreement establishing the Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) was signed on 16th  November 1993, which is approximately 26 years ago. 

STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA BORDER WITH RWANDA, 14th-March 2019

Uganda wishes to refute allegations that it closed its borders with Rwanda. Since 28th February 2019 when the Government of Rwanda issued an advisory against travel of its nationals to Uganda, flow of traffic from Uganda to Rwanda has been continuing normally as detailed below
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