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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).
August 1939 - "Armillary Sphere," Ariana Park, Palais des Nations / Palace of Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). Marker commemorates the international conference in July 1944 during which the groundwork was laid for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD) -- now called the World Bank -- and other so-called "Bretton Woods" institutions. August 21-October 7, 1944 - Dumbarton Oaks Conference, Washington, DC (USA).
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].
Mawson cleverly used a natural watercourse through the terrain, the famous Haagse Beek [Hague Creek], for the ponds.
First meeting place of the Assembly of the Socit des Nations / League of Nations.
/// The ILO was esablished in 1919 an agency of the League of Nations.
Because of its non-membership in the League, the USA did not join the ILO until 1934.
The sculpture, by Constantin Meunier [1831-1905], is a gift of Belgium to the ILO. September 14, 1929 - Peace Fountain, Amsterdam Park, St. as a mark of his love [for peace]." 1936 - Palais des Nations / Palace of Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). Since the 1950's, it has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and contains more art works (peace monuments) than shown on this web page.
Clair Avenue W at Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario (Canada). 1936 - Murals, Council Chamber, Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). Painted by the Catalan artist Jos Mara Sert & a gift from the Government of Spain.