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At the Commons, we get to meet and learn from a variety of people from across the multilateral system, from diplomats to young activists, academics and subject matter experts.

Here in our blog, you’ll find insights from our Library & Archives team, as well as other contributors. We’ll explore select resources on multilateralism curated for you, reflect on evolving ideas around multilateralism, and share photos and highlights from our programme.

This is a photo of a group of diplomats listening to a presentation on UN Geneva services. This event took place in October 2023.

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?