26 terms

The United Nations: Challenges and Change

STUDY
PLAY
system
A group of parts that work together as a whole
representatives
people chosen to speak or act for others
conflict
A struggle between opposing forces
treaty
a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries
principles
Basic beliefs, rules, or laws
organization
A group of people who work together to achieve some specific purpose
states
a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.
authority
the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
diplomacy
The practice of conducting negotiations between countries
collective security
A system in which a group of nations acts as one to preserve the peace of all
cooperation
Working together for the good of all
international law
The law that governs relations among nations.
deprivation
Lack or shortage of one or more basic necessities
free trade
few or no limits on trade between countries
enforce
to make people obey laws and rules
charter
A legal document giving certain rights to a person or company
sovereignty
the authority of a state to govern itself or another state.
exploitation
Taking advantage of a weaker group
arms trade
The sale of arms or weapons within and between countries.
aggression
any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy
troops
soldiers
boundaries
a line that marks the limits of an area; a dividing line.
borders
a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries.
slavery
ownership and control of other people as property
covenant
A binding agreement
unanimous decision
when everyone agrees