Official celebration


The official commemoration of the centennial of The Peace Palace took place this morning. On this day it was exactly 100 years ago that the Peace Palace was inaugurated with a solemn ceremony. International guests were invited to the ceremony.

During the commemoration the official book ‘100 years Peace Palace’ was presented about the present role and significance of the Peace Palace. Afterwards a buste of the pacifiste Bertha von Suttner was unveiled in the main hall of the Peace Palace.

Special Guests

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander received a commemorative book at the start of the celebration. Secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon and Prime Minister Mark Rutte both deliverd a speech.

Read all the speeches on the centenary website: vredespaleis.nl/100jaar

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