The League of Nations

The First Global Peacekeeping Organization in the Changing World – Interdependencies and Reflexions

The international conference was organized by the Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences; the Department of Global History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University; National Archives; Institute of East European History, University of Vienna; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.


The principle of balance of power was changed with the principle of collective security and founding of a new world organization. Thus, the League of Nations, founded in 1920, along with other world organizations (Nansen International Office of Refugees, International Criminal Police Commission, etc.), aimed to minimize the possibility of repeating major wars in the future and to create an ideal global community with full cooperation in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

The conferences intentions were to provide answers to questions how the League of Nations functioned in post-war Europe as well as globally, and challenges and obstacles the first world peace organization. 

The conference took place on November 3 and 4, 2022 in Vila Lanna, V Sadech 1, Prague 6.