Library 100th anniversary


The Library turns 100!

Founded as the Library of the League of Nations in 1919, the UN Library at Geneva has served the international community for a century. Since its inception, the Library has earned a worldwide reputation as a centre for research and an instrument of international understanding.

To celebrate it's 100th anniversary, the United Nations Library at Geneva launched a series of activities over the course of 3 days in June 2019.

We are the Library

The UN Library at Geneva team got together to create a very special book (a keepsake for the next 100 years). Each member of staff wrote or drew something to express what the 100-year-old library meant to them personally. These thoughts were then pinned to a custom-made centenary book, creating the shape of the number 100 on its pages (featuring the famous SDG wheel).

The book is currently being displayed in the events room (LER, B.135) at the UN Library at Geneva.

Here is the video of that process:

Hidden treasures

The 100th anniversary of the Library is the perfect occasion to find out more about our Library and its many treasures and secrets.

More anecdotes to come...