A large number of multi-lateral agreements have been created within the framework of the UN System. A better acquaintance with treaties and their impact in concrete situations is in focus in the Actor Atlas.
In comments added to a treaty article, the claim of the article can be compared with the reality on the ground. Analysis of a compliance failure could be succeeded by various initiatives, including initiatives focussing on improving an article, or initiatives explaining better an article's practical implications.
The Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo provides a treaty database with the full text of 949 treaties in 15 categories.
For the United Nations agencies, the constitutions of organisations such as WHO are listed as a statute.
Statutes and Treaties by Function of Government (COFOG Class), closest to people & with indication of impacted Economic Activities (ISIC Class)
|Statutes||- Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO)|
|07 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 07 - Health and government 07 function map.
The related category of industry (ISIC) is Q - Human health and social work activities.
Statutes relating to the Economy, Environment and Community
Statutes establishing Society's Foundations
|01 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 01 - General public services and government 01 function map.
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
- O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
- 01.1: U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
The possible parties to the agreement are the governments of the countries listed in this list of countries.
Note that not all governments will ratify all agreements. A list of signatories is usually provided by an international organisation with an interest in a treaty.
For agreements between governments, usually the UN International Court of Justice will be the competent court.
Only 66 countries recognize as compulsory the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.