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Nov/19 12:00 - Nov/19 13:00

This is an online MS Teams Live Event. To watch the re-play of the session, click on this link: https://bit.ly/3oypsNp. To access the resources mentioned in the session, visit the Commons Guide on the event: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/commons. 

Come and join us for the second session of our HiSTORIES series. The League of Nations Essentials. The World’s Most Travelled Documents A brief history of early passports and Nansen certificates.

Invitation

Files for download: 
When: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00
Where: 

This is an online MS Teams Live Event. To watch the re-play of the session, click on this link: https://bit.ly/3oypsNp. To access the resources mentioned in the session, visit the Commons Guide on the event: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/commons. 

Why?

To learn more about:

1. History of passport standardization;

2. The creation of the Nansen Certificate and the role of Fridtjof Nansen;

3. Understand the difference between the two documents and their practical application;

4. The Nansen Fonds and other resources of the League of Nations archives; and

5. Discover the secondary sources available on the subject at the UNOG Library.

This is an online MS Teams Live Event. To watch the re-play of the session, click on this link: https://bit.ly/3oypsNp. To access the resources mentioned in the session, visit the Commons Guide on the event: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/commons. 

While we cannot travel much these days, let us take you on a journey through time to discover the history of the modern passport and the creation of the Nansen Certificate for stateless refugees.

In the 1920s, these innovative travel documents helped to restore mobility on a continent ravaged by the First World War, as well as in the rest of the world - an essential step for economic recovery and restoration of peace.

This little-known saga of international cooperation began exactly 100 years ago in Geneva, at the newly established League of Nations.

In this episode of HISTORIES we will take you through the main stages of this fascinating story and introduce you to the resources available on the subject at the United Nations Library and Archives.