The International Relations Organization is a student-run, non-profit contracted independent organization (CIO) at the University of Virginia. IRO is dedicated to spreading awareness of international affairs both on and off Grounds. With support from almost one hundred members, IRO hosts weekly programs, organizes annual conferences, annually publishes a journal of undergraduate research, and sends University students to compete in Model United Nations competitions across the country. More than just a Model UN club, IRO collaborates frequently with other student organizations, academic departments, and schools to help foster interest in and debate on issues of international importance and ensure that the University remains an active center in the study of global politics.