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Oslo II Accords (Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip)

This Agreement, also known as the Taba Agreement, called for Israeli withdrawals from various Palestinian areas and expanded Palestinian self-rule. It divided the West Bank and Gaza into three areas, controlled by either Israel, the Palestinians, or Palestinian civil authority with Israeli military control. Oslo II also allowed Palestinian election, which took place in 1996. Among other provisions, the Agreement also provided "safe passage" to Palestinians travelling between Gaza and the Wet Bank, although Israel was also allowed to legally close crossing points into Israel if deemed necessary.

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Oslo I Accords (Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements)

The Accords were the result of various negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in an attempt to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Accords stipulated that the Palestinian Authority be officially recognized by Israel as the governing body of the Palestinian people and be afforded self-government in parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The PLO in turn recognized Israel's right to exist and renounced its intent to attack and destroy that state. Such "permanent issues" as border security and Israeli settlements were left out of the accords purposely, to be resolved in other talks. The agreement was signed by Mahmoud Abbas (PLO) and Shimon Peres (Israel).

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UN Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space

United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution XXI, "The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies" ("the Outer Space Treaty") on December 19, 1966, an it entered into force on October 10, 1967. It provides a framework for the international regulation of space activities.

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International Bill of Human Rights

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on February 5, 1952, about two drafts of international treaties human rights. This resolution is known as the International Bill of Human Rights, and consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols.

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