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Un Agreement Definitions

International agreements are formal agreements or commitments between two or more countries. An agreement between two countries is called “bilateral”, while an agreement between several countries is “multilateral”. Countries bound by an international agreement are generally referred to as “States Parties”. The term “protocol” is used for agreements that are less formal than those covered by “contract” or “agreement”. The term could be used to cover the following types of instruments: a memorandum of understanding is an international instrument of a less formal nature. Operational agreements are often defined within the framework of an international framework agreement. It is also used to resolve technical or detailed issues. It is usually in the form of a single instrument and does not need to be ratified. it is the content of the agreement, not its name, that makes it a treaty.

The objective of the IGV (2005) is to prevent, protect, control, control and respond to the spread of diseases at the international level in a manner that is appropriate and limited to risks to public health and that avoids unnecessary interference in international transport and trade. . . .