Foreign policy goals help to guide the actions of governments.
It is important for a government to set goals that reflect the values of its citizens.
Along with governments, multinational corporations and international business, labour and humanitarian also play important roles when setting foreign policy goals and making.
Promoting Internationalism through Foreign Policy
Many countries use their foreign policy to help promote internationalism by supporting initiatives that encourage world peace.
Canada may develop foreign policies that encourage struggling states to become economically successful and self-supporting.
Some countries impose economic sanctions to promote peace. Economic sanctions are when countries cut off trade from a particular country to force it to follow a particular course of action.
An example of this is when the UN placed economic sanctions on Iraq. The hope was that it would force Iraq to co-operate with the UN.
In actuality, it hurt Iraqi’s more than it helped them. When the sanctions where into place, medicines such as the vaccine for Polio were on the no-trade list. Because of this, Polio re-emerged in Iraq.