The League of Nations did not stop its activities during the Second World War, although the conflict significantly affected its work.
When the UN Charter came into existence on 24 October 1945, the League of Nations was still active.
the two organizations coexisted.
In April 1946
formally approve the dissolution of the League
"It was not the League which failed. It was not its principles which were found wanting. It was the nations which neglected it. It was the Governments which abandoned it."
Although the League failed to fulfill its mandate, the experience gained played an important role in laying down the foundations of the international system built after the Second World War.
The United Nations officially has no connection with the League of Nations.
In some cases, activities managed by the League were also taken over by the United Nations or by organs part of the UN system.
Despite similarities, the functioning of the League of Nations and the United Nations are very different.
the rule of unanimity at the League of Nations versus the rule of the majority at the UN
the UN Security Council’s competence to take binding decisions under certain circumstances
“but for the great experiment of the League, the United Nations could never come into existence”
associated with a mere failure, the League’s “great experiment” represents a crucial chapter in the history of modern multilateralism, and its legacy is still tangible today.
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