UN Library

If you study at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, you will receive a card and pass to our next-door United Nations Library – one of the greatest libraries of the world in the field of international relations and law.

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) Library was founded in 1919 as the Library of the League of Nations and became the UN Library at Geneva when the League’s assets were transferred to the United Nations in 1946.

The UNOG Library serves as a central Library for:

  • the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • the specialised agencies and other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations headquartered in Geneva
  • the Permanent Missions in Geneva
  • qualified external students and researchers

The UNOG Library functions as a:

  • Knowledge provider – The Library provides a solid foundation for in-depth and comprehensive research in all areas of the United Nations’ work through its rich and up-to-date collections, archival funds, and training programme.
  • Memory keeper – The Library ensures that the institutional memory of the Organization remains accessible to future generations.
  • Dialogue facilitator – The Library works for a better understanding between people of different origins and opinions.

The Library continues today to keep alive the vision of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who in 1927, made an important donation to endow the League of Nations with a modern library suitable for the study of international relations, “to serve as a centre of international research and an instrument of international understanding.”

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