DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Head of Department: Ambassador Paul Mukumbya

The Department of Regional Peace and Security handles issues related to regional peace and security and other political issues viz: our immediate neighbours; Great Lakes Region; IGAD; AU and related regional political oganisations; geo-political strategic issues (i.e. oil, Nile, Lake Victoria etc.); terrorism; illegal small arms and light weapons; drugs and human trafficking; etc. 

The key functions of the Department of Regional Peace and Security are: 

  • Pursuing the doctrine of 'regional solutions to regional problems supported by the international community' in the management and resolution of regional conflicts. 
  • Strengthening and promoting preventive diplomacy, peace support and peace building regional initiatives which are consistent with Uganda's national interest.
  • Pursing security architecture on the management, protection and sharing of trans - boundary natural resources. In the pursuit of this, it should promote cooperation in the equitable and sustainable exploitation of shared resources.
  • Promoting a peaceful strategy/mechanism to address border demarcation issues and finalizing protocols with neighboring countries and depositing them with the AU and UN. 
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national security agencies. 
  • Pursuing alternative supply routes including but not limited to securing access to the sea. 
  • Supporting  the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).
  • Strengthening joint efforts and/or strategies to combat trans-border crimes like terrorism, human trafficking, illicit small arms trade, smuggling, and money laundering. 
  • Involving national, regional and continental Parliaments in conflict resolution processes. 
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional political organisations
 

Title

Name

Responsibility

Contacts

Ambassador

Paul Mukumbya

HOD


Minister Counselor


 


 Councilor

 Benon Kayemba

 

 

Third Secretary

 Ngolonsa Evelyne C

 

 

Third Secretary

 Kakama Ivan

 

 

Third Secretary

Muramira Nick

 


Third Secretary

Olga Muzungu

 




Highlights

UGANDA ELECTED CHAIR OF THE AFRICAN GROUP OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES AT THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) , 16th-September 2019

UGANDA'S AMBASSADOR AND PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS ELECTED AS CHAIR OF THE AFRICAN GROUP OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES AT THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) 


NEW YORK


Hon. Sam K. Kutesa Addresses the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda, 16th-September 2019

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda held in Kigali has opened in Kigali. The opening ceremony is being attended by the MFA Uganda, Minister of State Rwanda & witnessed by Minister of External Relations Angola & Deputy PM/Minister DRC

HON. SAM K. KUTESA ADDRESS THE THIRD SESSION OF THE JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION BETWEEN UGANDA AND TANZANIA , 7th-September 2019

STATEMENT BY HON. SAM K. KUTESA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DURING THE THIRD SESSION OF THE JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA


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