How It Works

Here you will find explanatory journalism and other timely, useful information about how international organizations work along with links to background and sourcing.

Promoting ‘game-changing’ social media

Forget flattery. For international organizations, it is social media — some of it paid promotion — that will get you everywhere.

Shaped by a history of waterways and wars

The first international organization dates to an 1804 treaty on the Rhine River. In the 20th century, they proliferated to find solutions and prevent wars.