Mission & Vision


The mission of the Institute of International Relations is to enhance understanding of Caribbean international relations, applying multidisciplinary perspectives, while contributing to related regional and national human resource development needs. The Institute houses the most comprehensive collection of information resources in the world on the international relations of the Caribbean. The Institute of International Relations offers excellent research, teaching and consultative assistance to all stakeholders.



The Institute of International Relations will bring the expertise and energies of all international relations academic staff within The University of the West Indies, as well as those of selected Associate Fellows located elsewhere, to bear effectively upon the needs of the Caribbean region's public and private sectors for excellent research, teaching, consultancy and training, concerning the region's international challenge and opportunities, within multidisciplinary fields ranging from finance, business and management to politics, history, economics, education and law.


Library Motto

Providing Sterling Information Service



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