In addition to treaties, there are other less formal international agreements. These include efforts such as the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) and the G7 Global Partnership Against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Although the PSI has a “declaration of prohibition principles” and the G7 Global Partnership includes several statements by G7 heads of state and government, it also does not have a legally binding document that sets specific obligations and is signed or ratified by member states. International agreements are formal agreements or commitments between two or more countries. An agreement between two countries is described as “bilateral,” while an agreement between several countries is “multilateral.” Countries bound by countries bound by an international convention are generally referred to as “Parties.” The Australian Group (AG) is an informal forum of countries that, by harmonizing export controls, wants to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. Participants in the Australia Group help countries meet their obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention as much as possible by coordinating export controls. If, in a bilateral agreement, the two parties are two countries bound by an international agreement, they are generally referred to as “state parties”.  The nature of an agreement between two contracting states is governed by the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Treaty Law. An agreement between a state or organization and an international organization is governed by the rules of the Vienna Convention on the law of treaties between states and international organizations or between international organizations.  As a general rule, the preamble mentions the parties involved and describes their common objectives for the contract. There may also be a context or group all the underlying events that have been concluded for the agreement.
A boiler platform to determine who the representatives are and how they communicated, i.e. a summary of the terms and why representatives are entitled to negotiate for their respective parties.