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


Press Statement: Implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding, 8th-January 2020

The Government of Uganda has withdrawn Charges Against Nine Rwandese Nationals

Give us fair trade and we shall Develop, Says President Museveni, 9th-December 2019

The President made the case for global prosperity yesterday (Monday) as he addressed the 9th Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.

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
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