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

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 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


Presidents Museveni, Kenyatta discuss sugar trade, August 28, 2019 , 29th-August 2019

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: President Yoweri Museveni has today met and held a bilateral meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on the sidelines of TICAD 7 conference in Yokohama, Japan during which the two leaders discussed the issue of sugar and sugarcane exports to Kenya.

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