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

AMB. PATRICK MUGOYA MEETS MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERS (MSF) COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE , 17th-June 2019

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Patrick Mugoya earlier this week met Ms. Julie Reverse, the Country Representative of Medecins Sans Frontieres a French International Organization accredited to Uganda. 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AT THE SERVICE EXCELLENCE EXHIBITION 5TH JUNE - 7TH JUNE 2019 , 6th-June 2019

The Ministry joined all other Ministries,  Departments and Agencies MDA's in  participating in the Service Excellence Exhibition under the theme " Industrialization for Job creation and shared Prosperity "
at the  Kololo Independence Grounds. The Exhibition runs from 5th - 7th June 2019, daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm daily.

HON. SAM KUTESA RECEIVES LETTERS OF CREDENCE FOR THE NEW UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE , 30th-May 2019

Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda officially  received Letters of Credence of the new United Nations Development  Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative , Ms. Elsie ATTAFUAH today at the Ministry Headquarters.
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