The IBE thanks its donors and partners for their generous support to digitize the historical collections and make them available for everyone.


The digitization project would not have been possible without the financial support received from: The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA); private Swiss foundation.

Strategic partners

The IBE Strategic Partners on the Digital Collections initiative are stakeholders (including UNESCO Member States, world-class academic and research institutions, international organizations, foundations, entrepreneurs, and civil society) with a strong interest in exploring and further developing connections between history, culture, and education. They are the driving force behind the advancement of the IBE digitization project, as well as the growth of the IBE outreach work. They include:

Swiss Commission for UNESCO
United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
University of Geneva
UNESCO Archives

Become a Donor or Partner

Our donors and partners are essential to building the IBE of tomorrow. We are especially looking for donors and partners that help advance our digitization project and engage with us in the creation and sharing of knowledge. For information about how to support or collaborate with the IBE, please send an email to: