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In international law, a mandate is a binding obligation issued from an inter-governmental organization (e.g. the United Nations) to a country which is bound to follow the instructions of the organization.

Before the creation of the United Nations, all mandates were issued from the League of Nations. An example of such a mandate would be Australian New Guinea, which is officially the Territory of Papua.[1]

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  1. ^ Comment by Zoe Hough Public International Law Intern (2020-11-04), "Kenneth Roberts-Wray, The Commonwealth and Colonial Law, 1966", British Contributions to International Law, 1915-2015 (Set), Brill | Nijhoff, pp. 3131–3148, ISBN 978-90-04-38624-2, retrieved 2023-09-28