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Harshly criticized, too soon forgotten, the League of Nations (1919-1946) is a cornerstone in the development of international relations during the first half of the 20th century and in the creation of “International Geneva”.

The Museum of the League of Nations displays rare, unique and original archives in a critical context that examines the League’s place in the increasingly important area of transnational history.

Visitors of the Permanent exhibition “From the League of Nations to the United Nations” are guided among these fragments of memory, which reanimate the history and personalities of the League. The hopes and challenges of a pioneering organization are illustrated, providing crucial insights for contemporary issues. A complete tour of the Museum includes a chronology and newsreels.

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The Museum of the League of Nations is managed by the Institutional Memory Section of the UNOG Library.

The League of Nations Archives have been registered since 2009 on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

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.

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