National Dialogue on Foreign Policy, June 29, 2019

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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

Interactions programs for Ambassadors Designates

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Book Launch & Seminar ON Economic Diplomacy

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


Distinguished participants at the MoU signing ceremony. Read More

IFA Research Symposium, August 19, 2021

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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

Rajendra Pandey, Acting Head of IFA attending PRI event

IFA executives Mr Rajendra Pandey, Mr Madhavji Shrestha and Mr Matrika Poudyal attended a seminar on Nepal's Foreign Policy-2077, on 24th February, 2023. 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

IFA Talk Series-2079-II

A Roundtable Discussion on Domestic Instability, Global Order and Nepal’s Foreign Policy held 10 March, 2023, Sagarmatha Hall, IFA, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu Read More

Hon'ble Minister for Foreign Affairs visiting IFA

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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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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