The International Relations (IR) Section is primarily responsible for research, analysis and the generation of policy Userfiles/File related to international political issues.

There are four main sub-sections within International Relations, each handling specific geo-political regions:  Hemispheric (Americas) Desk; Africa/Asia Desk; Caribbean/Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Desk; and Multilateral Affairs (International Organisations) Desk.  The Public Affairs Section and the Maritime Delimitation Unit are also attached to the International Relations Section.