Some of these words have more than one meaning, but I suspect you are looking for the distinction among them when they refer to various agreements between governments.
A treaty is a formal agreement between two or more states regarding peace,alliances, or other international issues. The word ‘pact’ can be used instead of treaty in the above example, as it is a synonym for it. A protocol is an original draft or record from which a treaty is prepared. It is also the customs and regulations that deal with diplomatic relations. A convention is a meeting or formal assembly called for a specific purpose. And, finally, a resolution is the formal expression of an opinion or intention, usually issued after voting.
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Please help resolve a friendly dispute. My wife ran across what she thought was an error in the paper today (Indianapolis Star): (He) “is one of those reporters who like to dig.” She says it should be “likes to dig.” I say it is ambiguous and inelegant and should be rewritten, but that strictly speaking, it is correct. Please advise. Thanks!