On the morning of Wednesday, August 28, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to attend the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace).
During today’s event His Majesty along with hundreds of guests listened to various speeches from Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, as well as from the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander also received the centenary commemorative book, The Building of Peace: A Hundred Years of Work on Peace Through Law, The Peace Palace 1913 – 2013.
The book distributed by Eleven International Publishing:
“…examines the existence and the legitimacy of the Peace Palace with an open, inquiring gaze. New historical research describes in detail how this icon of international law, and the institutions that it houses, have survived the past century, with all of their bruises and successes.
Major authors from different continents have written personal contributions, an extensive photo series shows what happens inside the walls of the Peace Palace over the course of a year, and an expert in the field of international law takes the reader inside and discusses the image and self-image of the institutions in the Peace Palace, on the basis of personal observations.”
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH