Pro Concordia Labor – For Peace I Work
August 27, 2013, Oude Kerk, Delft, the Netherlands
On August 27, 2013, the eve of the, at the Oude Kerk in Delft, the Netherlands, where we will mark the historic moment with an inspiring educational ceremony for the public featuring:
- 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Special Gender Advisor to the International Criminal Court,
- Brigid Inder, and Stephen J. Rapp, U.S. Ambassador for Global- Criminal Justice.
Register at proconcordialabor.com
Why Pro Concordia Labor?
On August 28 2013, in a private ceremony at the Peace Palace, a bust of Bertha von Suttner (pictured right) will be unveiled. This historic moment is the first time that a statue of a woman will be placed in the Peace Palace. Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. A leader of the 19th Century Peace Movement, von Suttner is credited with inspiring Nobel to create the Peace Prize.
The aim of Pro Concordia Labor is to deepen the public’s understanding of the significance of the Peace Palace Centenary and to ‘connect the dots’ between the unveiling of the Bertha von Suttner statue and the recent developments concerning women, peace and international law.
“Pro Concordia Labor” (For Peace I Work) was the motto that appeared on the official Peace Flag adopted by the U.S. National Council of Women in 1897.
Piece of the Palace
A Constellation of Activities Celebrating the Centenary of the Peace Palace