(22 Apr 2022) The UN Library & Archives Geneva is the official repository of all documents produced or held by UN Geneva that have enduring historical and administrative values. Its’ new UN Archives Geneva Platform is available online now, providing access to the extraordinary wealth of archival documents managed by the UN Library & Archives Geneva and contribute to a better understanding of the history multilateralism.
The new platform makes easier to explore, navigate and consult about 10 linear kilometers of exceptional archival documents. They include different archives, such as 19th Century international peace movements, the League of Nations, the United Nations Office at Geneva, and various UN entities. Some of the fonds – like the archives of the League of Nations, the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Bertha von Suttner personal papers – are digitized and available online.
The launch of the new UN Archives Geneva Platform represents a milestone for the LONTAD project. It provides access to over 10 million digitized pages of the League of Nations archives, which are registered on the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.
By 2022, this unique digitization project will make freely available online the entirety of the archives of the League of Nations – almost 15 million pages, including over 3,000 photographs and 15,000 maps. This will enable new ways of looking at the past and will contribute to the development of new perspectives on this important chapter of the history of international relations.
Access UN Archives Geneva Platform here.
The original announcement is here.