The League of Nations Museum
The League of Nations Museum was established in 1946 in the UNOG Library to illustrate the significance of the League in the history of international relations during the 20th century and to highlight the historical collections of the League of Nations Archives.
From the League of Nations to the United Nations
This exhibition sketches the key moments of the League, the first large inter-governmental political organization, and includes the lithographs of Otto Dix, the Locarno Agreements, the Diary of Sean Lester, the caricatures of Derso and Kelen, and many other documents and artworks that highlight the hopes and difficulties of international relations during the first half of the 20th century.
Fashioning Future History: 80th Anniversary of the World Disarmament Conference
Temporary Exhibition until 31 July 2012
The League of Nations opened what was commonly called the World Disarmament Conference on 2 February 1932, with sixty-four states represented. It was the first disarmament conference of this scale, broadly supported by civil society from all over the world, nurturing the hopes of a population deeply affected by the scars of the First World War. History showed the tragic consequences of the failure of this Conference. However, after the shock of the Second World War, it is on a renewed foundation, within a different context, that the United Nations continues multilateral negotiations.
This new temporary exhibition is organized by the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.
Read the opening remarks of Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, UNOG's Director-General,
Memory of the World Register
The League of Nations Archives are inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.
In 2009, the League of Nations Archives were recognized as a unique collection of global importance that met the criteria established by UNESCO for the Memory of the World Programme to facilitate preservation, assist with universal access and increase awareness worldwide for documentary heritage of international, regional and national significance.
For more information, visit the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.
The League of Nations Archives
The League of Nations Photo Archives