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International agreements - synonyms or related words

accession

noun

formal the occasion when a country formally joins a group of countries or accepts an agreement

accord

noun

a formal agreement between countries or groups

alliance

noun

an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something

the Allies

noun

a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war

ally

verb

if a country allies itself with another country, it makes an agreement with it that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war

axis

noun

an agreement between two or more countries or people that gives them power or influence

bilateral

adjective

a bilateral agreement or activity is one that involves two groups or countries

the CISG

the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a treaty established in 1980 to standardize international commercial law. It is informally known as the Vienna Convention.

comity

noun

the comity of nations: the principle by which countries, based upon a strong friendship, accept and respect other countries' laws, customs and political systems

the comity of nations

noun

the principle by which countries, based upon a strong friendship, accept and respect other countries' laws, customs and political systems. It is sometimes shortened to comity.

convention

noun

a formal agreement between governments of different countries about how they should behave towards each other or towards the people in their country

the ECHR

the European Convention on Human Rights: a treaty from 1953 that protects the rights and fundamental freedoms of people in Europe

entente

noun

an informal agreement between countries or groups

the European Convention on Human Rights

a treaty from 1953 that protects the rights and fundamental freedoms of people in Europe

the Geneva Convention

noun

a set of international agreements that describe how people should be treated when they are prisoners in a war

protocol

noun

formal a written agreement between countries

recognition

noun

official agreement that a country or organization exists

recognize

verb

to officially agree that a country or organization exists

test ban

noun

an agreement between countries not to test nuclear weapons

treaty

noun

an official written agreement between two or more countries. When national leaders negotiate a treaty, they discuss it before reaching agreement; and when they ratify a treaty, they give it their formal approval, usually by signing it or voting for it

the UN Charter

noun

an international treaty from 1945 which established the United Nations

the UNCRC

the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: a human rights treaty that sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health, and cultural rights of children

the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

noun

a treaty established in 1980 to standardize international commercial law. It is informally known as the Vienna Convention.

the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

noun

a human rights treaty that sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health, and cultural rights of children

the Vienna Convention

noun

the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a treaty established in 1980 to standardize international commercial law

bilaterally

adverb

ratification

noun

contract an alliance

to agree formally to form a close relationship with another country or organization

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