International relations facts for kids
International relations is a branch of political science. Predominant study topics are politics, economics and law on a global level. It represents the study of foreign affairs and global issues among states within the international system, including the roles of states, international organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs).
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity"; It is the most prominent international institution. Many of the legal institutions follow the same organisational structure as the UN.
- World Trade Organisation
- World Bank
- International Monetary Fund
- African Development Bank
- Asian Development Bank
International legal bodies
- United Nations Human Rights Council
- Human Rights Committee
- European Court of Human Rights
- Inter-American Court of Human Rights
- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
- International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
- International Criminal Court
- International Court of Justice
- European Court of Justice
- African Court of Justice
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Regional security arrangements
- Thomas Hobbes Leviathan
- Immanuel Kant Perpetual Peace
- Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau The social contract
- Thucydides The History of the Peloponnesian war
- PDF (449 KiB) - Article outlining a more equitable system of global relations.
- The Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School
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