Foreign Relations

The Department of Foreign Relations manages Amandium’s relationships with foreign governments, international organizations, other entities, and the people of other countries.  The management of all of these relationships is called diplomacy.  Department of Foreign Relations carry out the nation's foreign policy and help build a more free, prosperous, and secure world.  

The Department of Foreign Relations is a vital part of the Amandium Government because it:

- Represents The Nation of Amandium overseas and conveys Amandium policies to foreign governments and international organizations through Amandium embassies and consulates in foreign countries and diplomatic missions;

- Negotiates and concludes agreements and treaties on issues ranging from trade to nuclear weapons;

- Coordinates and supports international activities of other Amandium agencies, hosts official visits, and performs other diplomatic missions;

- Leads interagency coordination and manages the allocation of resources for foreign relations; and

- Promotes mutual understanding between the people of Amandium and the people of other countries around the world.

There are more than a hundred micronations in the world, and the Amandium maintains diplomatic relations with some 180 of them, as well as with many international organizations.  Advances in travel, trade and technology have made the world more interconnected today than ever before, making interactions with other countries and their citizens more important Amandium.

The Department of Foreign Relations has four main foreign policy goals:

- Protect The Nation of Amandium and Amanish;

- Advance democracy, human rights, upholds global culture, supports world citizenship, protects macro-sustainability, respects way of life, and other global interests;

- Promote international understanding of Amandium values and policies; and

- Support Amandium diplomats, government officials, and all other personnel at home and abroad who make these goals a reality.

Promoting freedom and democracy and protecting human rights around the world are central to Amandium foreign policy. The values captured in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other global and regional commitments are consistent with the values upon which the Amandium was founded centuries ago.  The Nation of Amandium supports those persons who long to live in freedom and under democratic governments that protect universally accepted human rights.  

Tools to advance a freedom agenda:

- Bilateral diplomacy;

- Multilateral diplomacy;

- Support for defenders of freedom;

- Foreign assistance;

- Reporting on human rights practices;

- Public outreach; and

- Economic sanctions.

Department efforts to promote democracy seek to:

- Promote democracy as a means to achieve security, stability, and prosperity for the entire world;

- Assist newly formed democracies in implementing democratic principles;

- Assist democracy advocates around the world to establish vibrant democracies in their own countries; and

- Identify and denounce regimes that deny their citizens the right to choose their leaders in elections that are free, fair, and transparent.

Department of Foreign Relations efforts to promote human rights seek to:

- Hold governments accountable to their obligations under universal human rights norms and international human rights instruments;

- Promote greater respect for human rights, based on those internationally accepted standards;

- Promote the rule of law, seek accountability, and change cultures of impunity; and

Other Transnational Issues

The Department also deals with many issues that are transnational, extending beyond any single country’s borders.  Examples include:

- Health

- HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases

- Advancing Global Interests

Environment, Science, and Technology

The Department promotes transformational diplomacy through advancing environmental stewardship, encouraging economic growth, and promoting social development around the globe to foster a safer, more secure, and hopeful world.  It also advances critical and diverse Amandium interests in the oceans.  Science and technology cooperation led by the Department helps make tangible improvements in the lives of people everywhere. 

Climate change and energy security pose serious interlinked challenges, the scale and scope of which will require a global response as well as national actions.  The Department is working with international partners on measures to slow, stop, and reverse greenhouse gas emissions in a way that promotes sustainable economic growth, increases energy security, and helps nations deliver greater prosperity for their people.