214. What is the UN Treaty on the High Seas? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
Last weekend, the United Nations finally reached an agreement to protect the oceans after decades of negotiations. Today, I want to talk about ther UN Treaty on the High Seas while introducing you all to some new vocabulary!
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- Treaty (n) - a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders. The two countries have never signed a peace treaty.
- To safeguard (v) - to protect something from harm. The court is supposed to safeguard our right to free speech and a free press.
- Marine (adj) - related to the sea. The oil slick seriously threatens marine life around the islands.
- To negotiate - to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them. I'm negotiating for a new contract.
- Legal framework (n) - a system of rules and ideas that is used to plan or decide something. We need a legal framework for resolving disputes.
- Landmark (n) - an important stage in the development of something. The landmark deal secures 6,000 jobs.
- Provision (n) - a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done, especially before another can happen or be done. We have inserted certain provisions into the treaty to safeguard foreign workers,
- To reach (v) - to make a decision, agreement, etc. about something. We'll inform you when a decision has been reached
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