It is not only technical tasks that more and more require action at world level if they are to be handled effectively. Some of the social responsibilities assumed by national governments over the past century are also now increasingly taken over by international bodies. With better communications and contacts poverty, hardship, and inequalities become visible over longer distances. Aspirations leap further. Concern becomes wider. Thus international institutions are increasingly concerned with social problems: conditions of work, health, education, population, children, women’s rights, and similar matters.


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