First meeting place of the Assembly of the Socit des Nations / League of Nations.
Prominent French socialist Albert Thomas [1878-1932] (who did not attend the conference) became the ILO's first Director General.
/// The ILO was esablished in 1919 an agency of the League of Nations.
Built by Count Jean-Jaques de Sellon [1782-1839] on his estate La Fenetre (which now belongs to the United Nations).
Destroyed during a storm in 1946, but its stones remain in storage (as shown in lower image).
1938 - "The Creation of Adam," Palais des Nations/Palace of Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). June 1, 1950 - "Aero Memorial World War I 1917-18," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). "Proposed during WW-I by the Aero Club of Pennsylvania.
Three bas-reliefs in stone by British sculptor & printmaker Eric Gill [1882-1940]. /// Covered in October 2013 (as shown in right image) to avoid offending the Iranian delegation visiting Geneva for talks about nuclear weapons. Commissioned by Fairmount Park Art Association." July 1944 - Bretton Woods Monetary Conference, Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (USA).The Palace also features a number of statues, busts & portraits of prominent peace campaigners from around the world and of all eras, including: -- Andrew Carnegie (see image), -- William Randal Cremer, -- Rui Barbosa [1849-1923], -- Nelson Mandela, -- Mahatma Gandhi, -- Bernard Loder [1849-1935], -- Jean Monnet, -- Jawaharlal Nehru.August 28, 1913 - Peace Palace Gardens, The Hague (Netherlands). "Considered among the most successful designs of the English landscape architect Thomas Hayton Mawson [1861-1933].June 26, 1945 - War Memorial Building, United Nations Plaza, , San Francisco, California (USA).Signing of the United Nations Charter at the United Nations Conference on International Organization by 50 of the 51 original member countries. The UN Charter entered into force on October 24, 1945.The rationale behind the tripartite structure is creation of free & open debate among governments & social partners.