Treaties and Alliances of the World, 8th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0955114438
  • ISBN-13: 9780955114434
  • DDC: 341
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released August 2007
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Treaties and Alliances of the World is an invaluable reference guide to the vast array of agreements that underpin the international system of relations between states of the world. Covering everything from major treaty-based international and regional organizations like the IMF, NATO, and the EU to less familiar bodies in areas such as scientific cooperation or agricultural commodities, Treaties and Alliances is an invaluable stand-by for anyone carrying out research, or having to answer queries, in government, academia, the media, and all institutions with an involvement in the study or practice of international relations.

This 7th edition is fully updated and covers activities of hundreds of international and regional organizations and the details of all significant bilateral treaties. Also included is expanded coverage of:

  • international agreements on asylum and refugees
  • global warming
  • international patent protection
  • trade liberalization
  • the threat from chemical and biological weapons
  • Creation of the World Trade Organization
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Creation of the European Union and the introduction of the euro
  • International response to September 11

Individual chapters include:

  • The UN System
  • Other General International Organizations
  • NATO
  • Disarmament and Arms Control
  • International economic organizations
  • Commodities and Raw Materials
  • Scientific and Environmental Cooperation
  • Europe
  • Americas
  • Middle East
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Africa

eBook originally published in print format in 2006.

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"This volume, which first appeared in 1968 and is now in its 7th edition, continues to be an excellent reference for the major international, regional, and bilateral agreements of various kinds throughout the world. It purports to provide a source for both quick checking of basic facts and for more extensive research on a particular topic...Because it contains so much useful information and is written in a readable style—particularly noted in sections on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—this volume is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries." --ARBA (2004)


"The book is well written and easy to read and covers information that is difficult to find in many libraries. The book should be in all libraries that have an international focus, particularly political science and all general purpose libraries where people are looking for information on world treaties."--ARBA, March 2009


Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About Treaties and Alliances of the World.
About the Contributors.
The United Nations System.
UN Member States.
Historical Origins & Basic Principles.
The Atlantic Charter.
The United Nations Charter.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Covenants on Human Rights.
The UN Secretariat & Secretary-General.
Principal Organs of the United Nations.
The Security Council.
Peacebuilding Commission.
Current UN Peacekeeping Operations and Special Missions Responsible to the Security Council.
Peacekeeping Missions Terminated Since 2001.
The General Assembly.
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Programmes, Funds and Other Bodies Functioning Under the Authority of ECOSOC and the General Assembly.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
World Food Programme (WFP).
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
UN Research and Training Institutes.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
UN Specialized Agencies.
International Labour Organization (ILO).
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
World Health Organization (WHO).
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Universal Postal Union (UPU).
International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
International Maritime Organization (IMO).
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Major UN Conventions & Declarations.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery.
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
Declaration of Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-Operation Among States.
Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States.
UN Definition of Aggression.
Conventions on the Status of Women.
Declaration on Elimination of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.
Migrant Workers.
Convention Against Torture.
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
International Criminal Court.
UN Conferences and Conventions on Law of the Sea.
First UN Conference on Law of the Sea.
Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea.
International Seabed Authority (ISA).
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
International Economic Organizations and Agreements.
The Bretton Woods Institutions.
International Monetary Fund (IMF).
World Bank Group.
The World Bank.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
International Development Association (IDA).
World Bank Affiliates.
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC).
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI).
World Trade Organization (WTO).
Other International Economic Bodies & Agreements.
Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Cairns Group.
Financial Action Task Force (FATF/GAFI).
Financial Stability Forum (FSF).
G-7 and G-8 Summits.
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
Agencies linked to OECD.
International Energy Agency (IEA).
Paris Club.
New International Economic Order.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (UNLDC).
World Customs Organization (WCO).
Commodities & Fisheries.
Lead & Zinc.
Olive Oil.
International Fisheries Organizations and Arrangements.
Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC).
Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT).
Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF).
General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM).
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).
International Baltic Sea Fishery Commission (IBSFC) (Defunct).
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC).
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO).
North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC).
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO).
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC).
Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC).
South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO).
South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).
South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC).
Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC).
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
Multilateral Fisheries Conventions.
The Environment.
World Environmental Conferences.
Stockholm 1972.
Rio "Earth Summit" (1992).
Further UN "Earth Summits" 1997 & 2002.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or Bonn Convention).
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Wildfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention).
World Heritage Convention.
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Rivers & Lakes.
Airborne Pollution.
Ozone Depletion.
Hazardous Wastes–Dangerous Chemicals.
Climate Change–Global Warming.
Kyoto Protocol.
Miscellaneous Environmental Agreements.
Antarctic & Arctic Regions–Antarctic Treaty System.
Antarctic Treaty.
Other Agreements on Antarctica.
The Arctic.
The Marine Environment.
International Agreements.
Conventions Under IMO Auspices.
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).
International Navigation Association (PIANC-AIPCN).
International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Regional Agreements.
The Baltic.
North Sea.
North Sea Conferences.
Mediterranean Sea.
Black Sea.
Atlantic Ocean.
African Seaboard.
Persian Gulf.
Red Sea & Gulf of Aden.
Pacific Ocean.
Arms Control and Disarmament.
US & Soviet (Russian) Bilateral Arms Control.
The Abm Treaty, 1972.
The 1972 Interim Agreement.
Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War.
Treaty on Limitation of Underground Nuclear Weapon Tests.
Treaty on Limitation of Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes.
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (Salt II).
The INF Treaty.
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (Start I), 1991.
The Start II Treaty (1993).
Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (2002).
Multilateral Arms Control.
Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE Treaty).
Global Non-Proliferation Regime.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regimes.
Global Regimes: The Nuclear Test-Ban Treaties.
Global Regimes: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Zangger Committee.
Nuclear Suppliers' Group ("London Club").