100 years on, how the League of Nations made the UN what it is today

24 April 2019

The world has seen huge changes since the League of Nations was born 100 years ago, but its twin aims of promoting peace and wellbeing live on today in the work of the United Nations.

That’s the strong belief of Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, Chief of the Institutional Memory Section at the UN Library in Geneva, who explained to Daniel Johnson of UN News,  how the League was also ahead of its time in raising the alarm about climate threats, such as pollution.

She was speaking at an event to celebrate the first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, held at the Palais des Nations, the original home of the League of Nations.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
4'10"

 

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