The Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies is a well-established and regarded interdisciplinary Caribbean regional centre for the analysis and advancement of international relations.


  • Students of IIR at UWI Open Day
  • IIR Students at a Simulation CARICOM meeting
  • Director greets United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.
  • Dr. Mark Kirton with President of Guyana, H.E. David Granger

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10th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference, November 4-6, 2015

Beyond 2015: Equality and Equity for All Children

The Caribbean Child Research Conference is held annually in Jamaica. It is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child related themes. The conference aims to share research on children, strengthen the network of researchers on children's issues, and encourage research in areas that are often "under-researched". The conference will take place on November 4th - 6th at the Jamaica Conference Centre.


The Honourable Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs Participates in the Forum on the Future of the Caribbean. [link]


At The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13 to 16 July 2015) business, government and civil society leaders have come together to launch a global partnership for financing people-centred sustainable development. [link]

Institute of Development Studies Newsletter (April, 2015): Latest News on Rising Powers and Global Development

2014UNDP Human Development Report


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Pope Francis is the 5th Pope to visit the United Nations. See his papal address to the UN General Assembly, made on Friday 25th September, 2015.

Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping, agree on cybertheft - 28 September 2015

The Clash of Civilizations: A Fictional narrative told in the pursuit of strategic interests

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Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy

A joint quarterly publication of the UWI Institute of International Relations (IIR) and the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Volume 2, Issue 1, March, 2014

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Annual Report 2013-2014



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m a richards

Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean, and by extension, Institute of International Relations would like to sincerely welcome Mrs. Mary-Ann Richards as the Coordinator at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean.


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