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The Knowledge & Learning Commons is the Library & Archives’ space dedicated to knowledge sharing and exchange on issues of multilateralism.

The Commons draws upon the diverse range of resources of the Library & Archives on the history and current state of international cooperation for peace, rights and well-being. We bring you a range of events, discussions, video interviews, online resource guides and more.

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Why the Commons?

Today, the Commons is our space at the UN Library & Archives Geneva for coming together, whether in-person or online, to learn, debate and exchange on the key issues we should be considering in multilateralism today. But why should we have a Commons?

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About the commons 

Find out more about our mission and what we do at the Commons.

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About Us

The Library & Archives launched the Commons in 2019 as a space for sharing knowledge on multilateralism.

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What we do

The Commons provides a space to engage, exchange and learn through a range of in-person and online sessions, digital products and more.

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Library & Archives

Since its founding in 1919 as the Library of the League of Nations, the UN Library & Archives Geneva has continued to evolve as a centre of research and international understanding. The Commons is a part of this evolution.Find out more about the Library & Archives.

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