There are other areas of social policy, besides the supervision of labour conditions and medical services, for which responsibilities are increasingly felt to be international as well as national. Over social evils such as drugs and prostitution, over the care of the internationally destitute, such as refugees, over the establishment of educational services to combat ignorance and illiteracy, even over such questions as housing, crime and punishment, international bodies have assumed increasing responsibility, now superimposed on that already borne by national governments.


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