Aims and Objectives of a Foreign Policy

As stated earlier, a foreign policy is a set of objectives that essentially guide the actions a given government takes in light of its relationships and interactions with other countries. It is important to have a keen understanding of why a government undertakes the task of formulating, developing and implementing a foreign policy. In the process of interacting and relating with other nation states, a foreign policy bears the following significance:

  1. To Protect the citizens A foreign policy safeguards and seeks to protect the interests and lives of a countryu2019s citizens both when they are within the country and when they are abroad. A countryu2019s most essential aspect is the citizens because without them, there cannot be a country or a government.
  2. To Advance Democracy, Respect and Observance of Human Rights There is an intricate relationship between sustainable development and democracy, respect and observance of human rights. Democratic governance gives its people freedom of political expression, speech and freedom of the press. This goes a long way in ensuring that their views with regards to foreign relations are heard and considered. Democracy signifies a unified and respectful government. On the other hand, the development of human rights and freedoms frameworks ensures respect, protection, promotion as well as the fulfilment of human rights which form an essential framework for an effective and efficient foreign policy.
  3. To ensure protection of national boundaries from foreign antagonism thus ensuring territorial integrity
  4. Provides a broad framework for foreign relations, interactions as well as diplomatic engagements
  5. Promotes regional and international cooperation, engagement, collaboration and partnership consequently leading to interdependence, mutual benefits and sustainable development
  6. Enhances, supports and builds on established international peace and security frameworks and mechanisms
  7. Projects and promotes a given countryu2019s interest and priorities in an effort to meet national goals and priorities
Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.