Achivements of the League of Nations
After war ended there were lots of refugees and prisoners, so the League of Nations took care of making sure that those people were back in their homeland. To make this possible, the League introduced the "Nansen Passport". The Nansen Passport consisted on a document that allowed people who were stateless or were deprived of their national passport, to freely enter another country. However, the Refugee Committee was constantly short of funds and Nansen was raising donations during that time.
The Legue of nations succeed in the following things: * In banning poisonous white lead from paint * In limiting working hours of children * In introducing a limit hour of 48 hours week and 8 per day. However, not all the members adopted the changes, because they thought it would raise industrial cost. * In improving working conditions generally for employers * In exposing the abuses that weren't known before the International Labour Organization (ILO) revealed them Although the league wanted to make al this changes, she didn't had enough funds to make them. So, to conclude, She didn't do more than "name and shame".
The health committee produced some important achievements. They had three institutes, one in Singapore, in London and another in Denmark. This institutes helped to developed vaccines and fought with deadly diseases like leprosy or malaria. A global campaign was made to exterminate mosquitoes and the diseases of malaria and yellow fever was reduced. Although the USSR was opposed to the league, she took the advice of preventing the plague in Siberia. After 1945 The United Nations Organisation took the role of the Health committee as The World health Organization.
The League of nations got involved in social problems such as frugal trafficking, prostitution and slavery. Regarding illegal drug trade, the league blacklist 4 companies which were invaded (Germany, France, Sweden and Denmark) So as to fight slavery, the League of nations freed 200.000 slaves in British-owned sierra leone. It also lowered the rate of death workers from 50% to 4%. These workers were used to build a railway in Africa. They were mistreated and forced to do this harsh work. Moreover, it organized roads against slaves owners and trade in Burma. However, in some places the League wasn't able to remove injustice, in this case they left records so as to have in mind what was happening in those places.
In terms of transport, the League of nations recommended to mark shipping lanes and to produce an international highway code. They did this, to organize road users and make the transport simpler. This also made them a better control of who was passing by.

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