Call on Mr. George Dvaladze, ICRC Regional Legal Adviser for South Asia at IFA

Call on Mr. George Dvaladze, ICRC Regional Legal Adviser for South Asia at IFA

Democracy and Election: Neighborhood Experience

Elections in South Asian nations are a big and historic endeavor for the whole region. India's election is the world's largest. Pakistan just transitioned power from one elected government to another. Nepal is hosting municipal elections shortly, and its road to democracy has been extraordinary since the introduction of the federal system. Elections have been tumultuous in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, and Bhutan. Read More

Call on H.E. Mr. Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, Ambasador of Bangladesh to Nepal and ED, IFA Rajesh Shrestha

Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

On the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations Read More

Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

On the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations. Read More

Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

On the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations. Read More

Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

On the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations. Read More

Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

On the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations Read More

Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

On the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations. Read More

Welcoming newly appointed Deputy Executive Director

Executive Director Mr. Rajesh Shrestha has welcomed and extend his best wishes to the newly appointed Deputy Executive Director Mr. Rajendra Pandey at IFA on February 23, 2022. Read More

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Institutional collaboration.

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Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancing mutual cooperation in the field of scientific as well as academic research activities. Read More

IFA-NAST MoU

Distinguished participants at the MoU signing ceremony. Read More

Diplomats' Forum-III on US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implication to Nepal and Regional Order

IFA held a seminar of Diplomats' Forum-III on US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implication to Nepal and Regional Order in association with Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPORe) on 10th September, 2021. Read More

Nepal's Climate Diplomacy Critical Issues and Way Forward

Seminar on Nepal's Climate Diplomacy Critical Issues and Way Forward" organized by Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) on October 28, 2021. Read More

Foreign Secretary Mr Bharat Raj Paudyal at Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy organized by IFA

Foreign Secretary speaking on the auspicious occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations. Read More

IFA Research Symposium, August 19, 2021

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Interaction with Delegates from Fudan University, China

Six-member Delegation led by Prof Zhang Weiwei from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, visited the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) on November 17, 2019. Read More

Book Launching Program, June 25, 2021

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) released its publications including a peer-reviewed Journal called Journal of Foreign Affairs (JoFA) on June 25, 2021, in the gracious presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. While addressing the august gathering, PM Oli praised the IFA's works and extend his best wishes for the continuation of scholarly activities in the coming days too. Former Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudyal, and IFA Executive Director Rajesh Shrestha also spoke on the event.

Hon'ble Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

Consultation on foreign policy directives Read More

Diplomats' Forum Series-II, March 22, 2021

Institute of Foreign Affairs(IFA) in collaboration with Nepal Institute for Policy Research(NIPoRe) organized Diplomats' Forum: Series 2 on "National Attributes in the Nepali Foreign Policy Making" on March 22, opting to deliberate and interact on Foreign Policy initiatives and commensurate actions that have been figuring out prominently across the globe ... Read More

Panel Discussion on Democracy and Election: Neighborhood Experience

The costly electoral process is the main cause of South Asia's poor democratic governance dilemma. Illegally obtained money, which may also be used to buy muscular force, has thwarted this. The involvement of unlawfully obtained money in politics is the primary cause of corruption. In each election, all political parties spend vast quantities of money. Read More

Orientation sessions for newly appointed MoFA officials

IFA has organized the orientation programs for the newly appointed MoFA officials from July 11, 2022. It'll continue for another 40 days. Read More

Interactions programs for Ambassadors Designates

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Welcome to Institute of Foreign Affairs

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) is a policy research think tank supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. IFA provides training needs of Nepali foreign affairs officials of the Government of Nepal. IFA undertakes research studies on national interest in Nepal’s relations and conducts with foreign countries. Founded as an integral part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, it was reconstituted as a semi-autonomous body in the year 2012. The honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs heads the development board of the institute and the Foreign Secretary represents the ministry as an ex-officio member of the board.

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Events

IFA and NAST MoU signing ceremony, January 16, 2022

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IFA Executives with Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Narayan Khadka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), December 27-30, 2021

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Seminar on '"Nepal's Climate Diplomacy: Critical Issues and Way Forward", October 28, 2021

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