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  Human Rights Committee
Committee established by the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to hear interstate and individual complaints of violations of the Covenant.

Five Freedoms Agreement
Formally the International Air Transport Agreement. A multilateral treaty adopted at Chicago on December 7, 1944 and in force since February 8, 1945. It grants the privileges in the Two Freedoms Agreement and grants three additional privileges that allow aircraft within the territory of states parties to: (1) put down passengers, mail, and cargo taken on in their flag state, (2) take on passengers, mail, and cargo destined for their flag state, and (3) take on or put down passengers, mail, and cargo destined for or arriving from any state party.

Four Freedoms
The human rights goals established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt prior to the United States' entry into World War II: (1) freedom of speech and expression, (2) freedom of worship, (3) freedom from want, and (4) freedom from fear.

War crime tribunals
Courts established by the United Nations Security Council to try violations of international humanitarian law: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
A specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for coordinating scientific studies of the world's atmosphere and climate.

United Nations Charter
Multilateral treaty signed on June 26, 1945, and in force from October 24, 1945. It is the constitution of the United Nations, an intergovernmental organization. The Charter defines the organization's structure, its authority, and its goals.

World Charter for Nature
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 37/7, adopted October 28, 1982. It states that all states have a duty to respect the essential processes of nature and not to impair them.

World Intellectual Property Organization
A specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for administering the principal international intellectual property conventions.

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