chapter  3
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Role and function of international organizations

Chapter 1 placed international organizations in a historical context by demonstrating that this phenomenon had evolved during a definite period of international history starting in the mid-nineteenth century and flourishing in the period after the Second World War. In Chapter 2, the aims and activities of international organizations were used as one way of classifying them. These aims and activities were primarily internal to the organizations, that is, they represented what their founders considered their tasks to be and what the organizations attempted to achieve during their existence.