Peace and Security

  • Nooit meer oorlog

    Nooit meer oorlog

    June 12, 2013

    Anti-war Poster with the text “Nooit meer oorlog” [No more war]. Image: Charcoal drawing by Käthe Kollwitz of a man who makes the gesture of an oath. He’s holding his left hand on his chest and his right arm straight upwards while sticking up his forefinger and middle finger.

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  • Vive la paix. Vrede. Nie wieder krieg

    June 12, 2013

    Poster for an international peace demonstration on 4 September organised in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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  • Assemblee mondiale de la paix, Helsinki 22-29 juin 1955.

    Assemblee mondiale de la paix, Helsinki juin 1955

    June 12, 2013

    Poster for Peace congress in Helsinki, june 1955, organized by the Assemblée Mondiale de la Paix. Image: charcoal and graphite drawing of two hands releasing a dove.

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  • Carnegie, A., A League of Peace: a Rectorial Address, delivered to the Students in the University of St. Andrews, 17th October, 1905, New York, Carnegie Corporation of New York, [Reprinted ed.] 2012.

    A League of Peace: A Rectorial Address, 17th October 1905 by Andrew Carnegie, Esq., LL.D.

    June 7, 2013

    A booklet reprinted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to commemorate the 2013 Centennial of the Peace Palace in the Hague, Andrew Carnegie’s enduring monument to the cause of international peace and justice.

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  • Russian Vase Peace Palace

    Centenary Poetry Series: Masseurs of Peace

    May 3, 2013

    This month we present another peace poem titled ‘Masseurs of Peace’ from our Centenary poetry series by Ms. Hanneke Eggels.

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  • Andrew Carnegie. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: Inspired Advocates and a Philanthropist

    April 5, 2013

    Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a highly energetic and respected British journalist and pacifist who had followed the peace conference as an observer, and Andrew D. White, the American head of delegation and ambassador in Germany, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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  • Erasmus Statue in the Peace Palace Garden. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Peace Poem ‘Fan of Freedom’, by Hanneke Eggels

    March 31, 2013

    Hanneke Eggels, a Dutch peace poet, who we interviewed last October has kindly agreed to write a series of peace poems this year as part of our Centennial celebrations. Her latest poem is titled ‘fan of freedom’.

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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

    January 24, 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

    January 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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  • Curiosity, A Peace Poem by Hanneke Eggels

    December 13, 2012

    In our October Newsletter we introduced you to Peace Poet Hanneke Eggels. Along with our interview with Ms Eggels, we also made a Video Recital of one of her Poems titled ‘Charter’ on our Peace Palace Library YouTube-Channel. To mark the end of the year, Ms Eggels pleasantly surprised us with another poem, titled ‘Curiosity’. Please read it here.

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