1. Dispel some misconceptions about the League, primarily: was it only a failure?
2. Learn of its innovations and key achievements; 3. Understand the differences and continuities between the League and the UN.
4. Learn why the legacy of the League is still important 100 years after its establishment.
One hundred years after its establishment in Geneva, the League of Nations deserves to have its full story told! Based on research done in recent years, we will dispel some persistent myths and misconceptions about the League of Nations.
We will share the real story of the League as a first experiment in multilateralism, its many successes and legacies, and why it ultimately failed in its core mission to preserve world peace.
You will learn of the groundwork the League laid for the United Nations, some of its key achievements that still shape the world and make it a better place, and what parts of the League survive to this day. And we will tell you how to access the knowledge and resources about the League - both primary and secondary sources - right here at the UN Library & Archives Geneva.
To learn more, see UN Geneva Librarians and Archivists' selection here.