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

Hon. Sam Kutesa Commissions the Bhabhatron Radiology Cancer Treatment Machines and Hails Uganda-India Bi-Lateral Relations, 13th-February 2020

The equipment which is a donation from the government of India to Uganda was commissioned in a highly attended event. It will be used for Cancer treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) Mulago.

Build Africa stand-by force urgently - President Museveni, 10th-February 2020

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Africa's need to build its capacity to defend itself is more urgent now more than ever especially when you see what is happening in Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Somalia and formerly Libya among other countries.

Hon. Sam Kutesa Meets African Union (AU) Commissioner For Peace And Security, 28th-January 2020

H.E. Smail CHERGUI, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security called on the Office of the Minister to discuss matters of Regional and Political concern. 
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