The Task Before the League of Nations

Adjournment of the Session Speech to the League of Nations

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan

October 6, 1937 Geneva, Switzerland

Ladies and gentlemen,

Your work for the time being is at an end. But I have still a duty to perform.

As President it falls to me - and neither I nor you will look upon it as a mere formality - to voice the deep gratitude of the delegations here assembled, and my own, to the distinguished Secretary-General, M Avenol, and his staff for their arduous labours. To the officials who have been attached to the Presidential office I am under great personal obligation. Their help has been invaluable to me, and I take this opportunity of thanking them warmly. Thanks to them and thanks to you, ladies and gentlemen, my task has indeed been light and pleasant.

And now let me pass in review the much heavier task that has been yours.