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Inscription of the League of Nations Archives (1919-1946) on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register - Reopening of the League of Nations Museum

On 28 April 2010, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) celebrated the inscription of the League of Nations Archives (1919-1946) on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, recognizing the documents produced by the League as being unique archives of global importance. The new documentary and multimedia exhibitions at the League of Nations Museum, which were also inaugurated at this occasion, showcase this heritage.

The inscription ceremony was held in the Council Chamber at the Palais des Nations, the former seat of the League of Nations Council, acknowledging the historical inheritance of the UN and the solemnity and significance of the event. Speaking to a full chamber were Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General of UNOG, Mr. Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO, Professor Antoine Fleury of the University of Geneva, and Mr. Pierre Le Loarer, Chief Librarian at UNOG.

Following the inscription ceremony in the Council Chamber, the newly renovated League of Nations Museum was officially reopened to the public. The Museum’s exhibitions utilize original materials from the Archives to illustrate the significance of the League in the history of international relations during the 20th century.

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Picture gallery of the ceremony of the Inscription of the League of Nations Archives (1919-1946) on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

Picture gallery of the inauguration of the newly renovated League of Nations Museum

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