The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Svenn Stray, called upon the nations of the world to?
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: STRAY: "Ours is a rapidly changing world. Political disruptions carry with them ever more frightening threats of total destruction. Scientific and technical discoveries impose new discipline on our every activity, and intellectual and ideological development has led us to a deeply felt concern that all peoples are entitled to share in material progress. In this world, a solution to many of our problems can be found only in joint action by the various nation states through appropriate international organisations. It is our own experience that our true national interests have always depended on the development and improvement of instruments of international co-operation and, in particular, of the United Nations. Such development and improvement can, in our view, most effectively be furthered by conferring greater authority on international organs. This, however, would entail that member states must be willing to relinquish a greater part of their national sovereignty than has been the case in the past. I am convinced that international society will inevitably have to develop in this direction. We have no means of guessing how rapidly such changes will take place. But we may be fairly certain that they will come about gradually and by small, careful steps.
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Background: The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Svenn Stray, called upon the nations of the world to solve their problems by joint action through appropriate international organisations. Mr. Svenn was addressing the 25th session of the UN on Friday (18 September).