Login

Ch 26: International Treaties, Agreements & Organizations

About This Chapter

Find out more about international treaties, agreements and organizations with this chapter. You can use these lessons and quizzes to make sure you understand the global impact of these accords.

International Treaties, Agreements & Organizations - Chapter Summary

Information regarding international treaties, agreements and organizations is provided by this chapter. Find out how these agreements were set up and explore their importance. Our lessons allow you to quickly increase what you know about:

  • Definitions of treaties how they are used
  • The growth of international organizations and the EU
  • Human rights treaties and the role of the U.N.
  • The International Monetary Fund and international trade organizations
  • Economics, politics and gains from international trade
  • Non-governmental organizations, state and non-state actors

Watch our engaging video lessons to easily learn more about these global topics. We provide timelines in each lesson that make finding the subject you want to study easy. If you have questions about these international agreements, you can contact our expert instructors for assistance.

11 Lessons in Chapter 26: International Treaties, Agreements & Organizations
Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples

1. Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples

A treaty is an express agreement entered into by official representatives from two or more independent governments. Treaties are law. This lesson explains what a treaty is and how treaties are used.

EU Treaties: Purpose and Major Treaties

2. EU Treaties: Purpose and Major Treaties

In this lesson, we explore the numerous treaties which have been signed since World War II that have aided in the construction of the European Union as we know it today.

Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

3. Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

The international community acknowledges the existence of certain universal human rights. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the international community seeks to enforce these rights and hold sovereign states accountable for their violation.

Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

4. Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

In this lesson, we explore the growth of international organizations since the 1990s, especially the proliferation of trade deals and the expanding reach of existing organizations like the UN, NATO, and the EU.

The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

5. The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

One of the most influential and far-reaching intergovernmental organizations in the world today is the United Nations. In this lesson, you'll learn about the United Nations, including its history, structure, and role in international politics.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose

6. The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose

International stability requires economic stability. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the International Monetary Fund helps establish economic stability by examining its history and purpose. A short quiz follows.

The Economics & Politics of International Trade

7. The Economics & Politics of International Trade

We will discuss the economics & politics of international trade through the definition of open trade and its benefits and drawbacks. In addition, the ideas of competitive advantage and political patience will be shown as key indicators of global success.

International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

8. International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

International trade organizations and trade agreements have enormous power in the global trade environment. In this lesson, you will learn about the roles of the GATT, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization.

Gains from Trade: Definition & Example

9. Gains from Trade: Definition & Example

Economists believe all parties involved in trade will end up better off than before. This lesson will explain and provide an example, showing the benefits of trade to everyone involved.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors

10. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors

States aren't the only actors on the world stage. Nongovernmental organizations play an important role in our international system. In this lesson, you'll learn what nongovernmental organizations are and how they affect the world. A short quiz follows.

State & Non-State Actors in International Politics

11. State & Non-State Actors in International Politics

While states still reign supreme on the world stage, they are by no means the only significant actors playing the game of international politics. In this lesson, you'll learn about state and non-state actors on the world stage.

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 95 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the MTTC Geography: Practice & Study Guide course

Support