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Société des Nations
Sociedad de Naciones

League of Nations

Intergovernmental organization
1919–1946 Flag of the United Nations
League of Nations symbol
League of Nations members
CapitalGeneva
Status Intergovernmental organization
Secretary-General
- 1919-1933Sir James Eric Drummond
- 1933-1940Joseph Avenol
- 1940-1946Seán Lester
Legislature General Assebly
History
January 25, 1919 League of Nations Covenant drafted
June 28, 1919Covenant signed as part of the Treatyof Versailles
January 10, 1920Covenant enters into force
January 16, 1920First meeting
April 20, 1946Assets and responsibilities are transferred to the United Nations
United Nations Flag of the United Nations
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The League of Nations (1919-1946) was an intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War (|). Its primary goals, as stated in its Covenant, included preventing wars through collective security and disarmament, and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration. At its greatest extent from September 28, 1934 to February 23, 1935, it had 58 members.

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