Introduction to international organizations in terms of: concept, nature, acquisition and loss of membership. The League of Nations and the United Nations. United Nations ’ dependence on and independence from member States, and its organizational structure. Activities of the United Nations in maintaining international peace and security, decolonization, and sustaining growth and protection of human rights. Introduction to regional organizations, such as the League of Arab States, the European Union, the Organization of African Unity and the Organization of American States.