Peace Palace Centenaire

  • Peace Palace Vredespaleis

    Peace Palace: European Heritage Label

    mars 8, 2013

    The Government of the Netherlands has decided to nominate the Peace Palace for a place on the list of the European Heritage Label. The Peace Palace and Kamp Westerbork are submitted to the European Commission in Brussels which will decide in 2014 if the historic sites are worthy of the label.

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  • Peace Palace, The Hague

    Peace Palace Centenary, 1913-2013: Programme

    mars 1, 2013

    This year, the Peace Palace will celebrate its first Centenary. The Peace Palace has become the icon of The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. The Centenary will be celebrated with conferences and events. Read more about the program here.

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  • 'Holland 1913. Tentoonstellingen in 30 steden'. Poster collection Peace Palace Library

    ‘Holland 1913. Tentoonstellingen in 30 steden’. Poster collection Peace Palace Library

    février 24, 2013

    A second poster marking the inauguration of the Peace Palace in August 1913. In several advertisements that year, travellers from abroad were invited to come to The Netherlands:

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  • Holland 1913. Dutch poster. Dated 1913, designed by A.M. Luijt. 'A crowd stands in front of the newly opened Peace Palace as the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. New hope for a peaceful world'. Poster collection Peace Palace Library

    ‘Holland 1913. Exhibitions in 30 Towns’. Poster collection Peace Palace Library

    février 12, 2013

    The inauguration of the Peace Palace in August 1913 coincided with the ceremonies and festivities to commemorate the first centenary of Dutch liberation from French rule that summer.

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  • Peace Conference, The Hague 1899. Plenary Session in the Orange Room, Huis ten Bosch Palace. Collection Peace Palace Library

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: the 1899 Hague Peace Conference

    janvier 25, 2013

    This year, the Peace Palace, will celebrate its 100-year Anniversary. As official celebrations will commence in August, the Peace Palace Library starts with a series of library blogs in retrospect. The foundation of the Peace Palace in 1913 marked a pivotal point between two centuries. At the end of the 19th century, the idea of world peace was blooming as never before. At the dawn of the 20th century however, expectations had toned down considerably.

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  • Ban Ki-moon Congratulates The Hague on the 100-year Anniversary of the Peace Palace

    Ban Ki-moon congratulates The Hague on the 100-year Anniversary of the Peace Palace

    janvier 4, 2013

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the city of The Hague and the Government of The Netherlands on the 100-year anniversary of the Peace Palace. The Secretary-General conveyed his sentiments in a video message aired during The Hague’s New Year’s reception on 2 January. In the video Ban Ki-moon stressed that the city is recognised worldwide as a beacon for international law.

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  • Mr. Carnegie’s New Year Greeting

    décembre 31, 2012

    Almost 110 years ago Andrew Carnegie sent his good wishes to President Theodore Roosevelt. Thanking him for his support to get The Hague Tribunal accepted by the then concerned five opposing powers and thereby making it a viable means for settling international disputes.

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  • Albert Besnard ( 1849-1934), La Paix et la Justice, 1914

    Doves, Swords, Scales and …

    juin 11, 2012

    Doves, scales, olive branches, swords and many ladies justice in paintings, sculptures, tiles and panels adorn the halls of the Peace Palace. These symbols of peace emphasize the essence of the foundation of the building and the institutions it houses. A very fine example is the painting by Albert Besnard (1849-1934): La Paix et la Justice, 1914.

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