Abstract and Keywords
International organizations and particularly international intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) have become major arenas for diplomacy and decision-making. They are key pieces of global governance, providing cooperative problem-solving arrangements and activities to address international problems. They are also independent actors engaging in diplomatic activities to galvanize international attention, carry out their mandates, and to work directly with governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other IGOs. This article discusses IGOs and diplomacy, covering the world of IGOs, diplomacy in different types of IGO, diplomacy and IGOs as independent actors, and IGOs and network diplomacy.
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