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University of the West Indie/Institut de relations internationales
Institut de relations internationales Trinidad
Institute of International Relations (IIR)
Institut de relations internationales
UWI/IIR
IRI
Institut de relations internationales de Port-of-Spain
Location: Port of Spain
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History of the UWI Institute of International Relations
Collaboration between Trinidad & Tobago and Switzerland

The UWI Institute of International Relations (UWI IIR) was established in October 1966 by an agreement between the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Switzerland. It is situated on the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Institute's programmes were a collaborative effort between UWI ,and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and continued over a six-year period until 1972.
Personnel trained for Foreign Service

According to the agreement with the University in 1966, the Institute was mandated to teach all university courses in international relations at the graduate level. This mandate allowed the UWI IIR to play a major role in the training of personnel for the Foreign Services of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. Through its research programmes, UWI IIR has also established and maintained a knowledge base for formulation and conduct of international relations.
UWI IIR an autonomous institution

Since its establishment, the UWI IIR has functioned as an autonomous and independent academic institution, within the framework of UWI. It also has its own independent source of financing. The IIR's academic programme is certified by the University, and its degrees are conferred by the University.
Regional benefits

All CARICOM governments have benefitted from the UWI IIR's teaching and training. Many of its graduates have risen to the highest levels of the diplomatic service in the Caribbean region, as permanent secretaries, ambassadors, ministers and senior officials, and in the regional bureaucracy. Its graduates can also be found at senior levels of other sections of government service and the private sector. Over the years, the UWI IIR, through its staff, has played an important role in terms of technical inputs to regional negotiating processes at various levels.
Policy Changes Since 1966

The major change to have impacted the work of IIR since 1966 is the adoption of a new constitution in 1972. By 1973, IIR more fully embraced a regional character, with the governments of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica financing the Institute.
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Persons linked to this organisation (7 records found)
DateFunctionPersonComments
1965 - 1967DirectorHäfelin, Ulrichhttp://sta.uwi.edu/iir/about/default.asp
... 1966 - 1967 ...ProfessorHaefelin, Ulrich
... 1966 - 1967 ...ProfessorMeier, Heinz K.vgl. dodis.ch/34071
1967 - 1969DirectorPreiswerk, RoyVgl. http://hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/d/D44848.php
1969 - 1973DirectorCollart, Yveshttp://sta.uwi.edu/iir/about/default.asp
... 1970 ...ProfessorForster, Jacques
1972-1974DirectorLinton, Neville

Relations to other organizations (1)
University of the West Indie/Institut de relations internationales belongs toTrinidad and Tobago/University of the West Indies

Written documents (1 records found)
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27.3.197036895pdfLetterTrinidad and Tobago (General) Trinidad connaît une vague de manifestations violentes attribuée au «Black Power». Par ailleurs, un des projets de la Coopération technique à Trinidad s'est trouvé projeté sur le devant de l'actualité...
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Mentioned in the documents (13 records found)
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8.4.196631680pdfLetterTrinidad and Tobago (Economy) Rapport de la visite à Port of Spain faisant état de l'ouverture de l'Institut de Relations internationales à Trinidad, de la situation générale du pays et du remplacement du Consul général décédé.
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4.5.196631676pdfMemoTrinidad and Tobago (Economy) L'accord avec Trinidad et Tobago relatif à des bourses d'études pour l'Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales à Genève devrait être couvert par des crédits de la Coopération...
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1.2.196734073pdfDiscourseTrinidad and Tobago (Others) Address of F.T. Wahlen on the occasion of the inauguration of the Institute of International Relations in Trinidad and Tobago. The Institute, as a project to which Switzerland has actively...
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6.2.196734071pdfLetterTrinidad and Tobago (Others) F.T. Wahlen bedankt sich für seine Entsendung als Vertreter des Bundesrates zur Einweihung des Instituts für Internationale Beziehungen auf Trinidad und Tobago. Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Schweiz...
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11.4.196833989pdfLetterTechnical cooperation Exposé du Conseiller national, G. Baechtold, sur la coopération technique suisse en Amérique du Sud. Aperçu de l'engagement suisse et des projets dans divers pays.
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13.8.196832948pdfTableTechnical cooperation Liste des accords de coopération technique de la Suisse avec des pays tiers.
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11.9.196833998pdfMemoTechnical cooperation Exposé concernant la coopération technique suisse en Amérique latine: présentation des raisons de son accroissement, du volume des crédit-cadres et des divers projets.
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10.3.196934097pdfLetterTrinidad and Tobago (General) Anlässlich seines Besuches in der Schweiz wünscht der Premierminister von Trinidad und Tobago, E. Williams, die Frage der Entsendung eines schweiz. Experten für die Hotelfachschule in Trinidad sowie...
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10.10.196933999pdfMemoTechnical cooperation Die schweizerische technische Zusammenarbeit in Zentralamerika fokussiert vor allem auf die Förderung der wirtschaftlichen Integration der Länder und hat die Unterstützung gemeinsamer Organisationen...
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25.11.197136898pdfMemoTrinidad and Tobago (General) La coopération technique avec la Trinité et Tobago repose sur l'assistance dans le domaine bancaire et le soutien au niveau de l'Institut de relations internationales. La délégation d'experts Suisses...
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