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Research Guides

UN & Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)

A guide to major print and electronic IGO information prepared by Sherry Smugler, Nich Worby and Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.

League of Nations

Background information

  • Intergovernmental organization established on October 24, 1945. Preceded by the League of Nations.
  • Dedicated to maintaining international peace and security, civil relations between nations, human rights, and better global living standards
  • Headquartered in international territory in New York City, with offices in Nairobi, Vienna, and Geneva

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The six principal organs of the UN:

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