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            International Relations

            United Nations General Assembly, Hub of International Relations
            Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations

            For as long as there have been countries, there has been diplomacy; nearly 4,000 years ago the Shang dynasty of China contended with its neighbors through war and trade. In today's complex and shrinking world, international relations are as important as ever. Find information on the United Nations, other international organizations, embassies, U.S. diplomatic milestones, ongoing conflicts, and more.

            The United Nations

            Since the end of World War II, the United Nations has been the main stage for global diplomacy. There are only nine countries in the world not represented in the UN (all of disputed status). Learn about the organization's history, its members, and its activities in mediating global issues.?

            United Nations

            Principal Organs of the United Nations

            UN Peacekeeping Missions

            Members of the United Nations (193 nations)

            Most Admired World Leaders


            U.S. Diplomacy

            Since the turn of the twentieth century, the United States has grown into one of the farthest reaching countries on Earth. The U.S. maintains active diplomatic relationships with nearly every country on earth, and is a contributing member of?many global organizations. Read more about U.S. diplomacy in the past and today.?

            U.S. Representatives to the United Nations

            Foreign Embassies in the United States

            Some Milestones in U.S. Diplomatic History

            Other International Organizations

            In addition to the UN, numerous international?and public organizations help coordinate the flow of people and resources?around the world. These groups provide medical aid, advocate for human rights, develop infrastructure, and more. Learn more about some of these valuable global groups.?

            Selected International Organizations

            Amnesty International

            The Red Cross


            International Crises and Conflicts

            From the Delian League of ancient Greece, to the coalitions against Napoleon, to the United Nations, many of history's most important diplomatic actions have come in response to conflict and tragedy. Learn more about some of the incidents that have shaped—and continue to shape—the world's political landscape.??

            ISIS Timeline

            Taliban Timeline

            List of Ongoing Conflicts

            The 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915

            Israel's 60th Anniversary

            Cuba Primer


            Brewer's: World