Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Triumphal Arch of Palmyra, Syria – Part 6

Almost three years to the day from the Arch’s debut in London!

Replica of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch displayed April 12-27, 2019

at The Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland – It served as the headquarters of the League of Nations and is the current home of the United Nations Office at Geneva

The ceiling of the United Nations Palace of nations building. Geneva

April 2019 – Palmyra, Syria objects on display in UN cities: 
The Met in NYC and Palace of Nations in Geneva

The office of the United Nations in Geneva is the European headquarters of the UN, the other headquarters being in New York. The building complex, called the Palais des Nations, houses the UN Human Rights Council as well as the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, among other agencies.

Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities - 8 - 14 April 2019

12 APRIL 2019
The Director-General attends the reproduction of the Arch of Palmyra at the Place des Nations, an event organized by the Institute of Digital Archaeology of London and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Working for peace, rights and well-being together with all International Geneva.

Please join us under the arch on the historic Place des Nations ...
grand unveiling is this Friday April 12 at 10AM. 

The replica of #Palmyra Triumphal Arch in #Geneva for the unique @UNESCO Conference on #CulturalHeritage protection ! #Switzerland is proud to underline its commitment to #peacebuilding & cultural protection. 
A copy of the historical #Palmyra Triumphal Arch was uncovered at the Place des Nations in front of @UNGeneva this morning. The Arch is on display on the occasion of a @UNESCO conference on protecting #WorldHeritage.

L'arc de Palmyre se dresse sur la place des Nations, à Genève (VIDEO & AUDIO)

Genève accueille une réplique de l’Arc de Palmyre (AUDIO)

Arch display with Broken Chair monumental sculpture and fountain across the street from the Palace of Nations, in Geneva.

Place des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Commemorating 20 years of the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention
April 12 - 27, 2019
Protecting Humanity’s Fragile Heritage

2019 marks 90 years since the first stone was laid at the Palais des Nations, home to @UNGeneva. The trowel used during that official ceremony was recently found in archives. 
More history here: https://bit.ly/2pPjJ9A  #FBF 

Since its unveiling on London’s Trafalgar Square in April 2016, the Arch has been on public display around the world. The structure is a symbol of the triumph of cooperation over conflict, optimism over despair, and human ingenuity over senseless destruction. 
On 25th and 26th April, with the support of the Government of Switzerland, UNESCO is organising one of the most important conferences of 2019 on the subject of cultural heritage protection, “Protecting Cultural Property: International Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention”. 
A first-of-its-kind meeting, the UNESCO conference will bring together State representatives, stakeholders, and international experts to reflect on the achievements of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Convention — a key landmark in international humanitarian and cultural protection policy. 
Switzerland and Geneva are proud to underline their commitment to peacebuilding and cultural protection through the support of these initiatives.

Protecting Cultural Property
Hague Convention
25-26 April 2019 - Geneva, Switzerland


17:30 – 20:30 Reception (Sponsored by the Government of Switzerland)
Inauguration ceremony of the Triumph Arc of Palmyra 
at the Place des Nations

 - First day of Iyar / Ziv (2nd Month) – Hebrew Calendar (no Adar II added)
-          Historical time of Temple foundation stone laid (1 Kings 6:1, 37)
-      Torah Calendar (Omer day 16) (one day off due to new moon not sighted)
-       3 Nissan on Rabbinical calendar
5 Iyar (1948) – (4-10-19) Proclamation of the State of Israel on Friday, 14 May 1948, before sunset.
7 Iyar (498 BCE) – (4-12-19) Jerusalem's rebuilt walls are dedicated, nearly 88 years after their destruction by Nebuchadnezzar.
-          April 9, 2019 Israel elections (upcoming Israel Peace Plan)
-          April 19-27, 2019 – Passover/Days of Unleavened Bread on Rabbinical calendar
April 19-21, 2016 - London, UK – Trafalgar Square - Passover
Palmyra Arch replica displayed during Biblical Feast Days:

Arch event coinciding with Israel history:  Temple * Independence * Passover!!!!

Syrian Historical dates
April 7, 1967 Israeli/Syrian border fights
April 17, 1946 Syria declares independence from French administration - Evacuation Day (Arabic: عيد الجلاء‎‎)
April 4 & 7, 2017 – Syria chemical attack  &  US launches 59 Tomahawk missiles

April 11, 1919Geneva chosen as the location for the League of Nations.
"League at Geneva Angers Belgians," New-York Tribune (New York, NY), April 12, 1919, 
April 18, 1919 -  The Peace Conference unanimously adopts the draft Covenant on the motion of President Wilson of the United States of America.

This latest display continues the inclination of unveiling the arch during Biblical Feast Days with the exhibit in April during the Passover season on the traditional Jewish calendar of the month of Nissan.

Palmyra Arch replica displayed during Biblical Feast Days and celestial events:

London, UK – Passover – April 19-21, 2016
Manhattan/NYC – Feast of Tabernacles/Succoth – September 19-23, 2016 
Dubai, UAE – 2 days after Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - February 12-14, 2017
Florence, Italy – Through Passover - March 27-April 27, 2017
Arona, Italy – Through Pentecost  – April 29-July 30 – extended to Sept 30, 2017 
Washington, D.C. – Feast of Tabernacles/Succoth – September 26—30, 2018
The Hague, Netherlands - Peace Palace - after Fast of Zedekiah - October 17-Nov. 7, 2018
London, UKFeast of Dedication/Hanukkah – Dec.1, 2018 (Dec. 2-10, 2018 Hanukkah)
Geneva, Switzerland - Through Passover & Days of Unleavened Bread – April 12-27, 2019

The Palais des Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the second largest United Nations centre after the United Nations Headquarters in New York. UNOG is housed in the Palais des Nations, an outstanding testimony to twentieth century architecture, situated in a beautiful park in Geneva overlooking Lake Geneva, with a splendid view of the Alps and, on a clear day, the Mont Blanc.

Please join us under the arch on the historic Place des Nations from 12-25 April, grand unveiling is this Friday April 12 at 10AM. With @Amuzaini01, @ahodgers, @sami_kanaan, and Dr. Alexy Karenowska.

Proud to be working with #Switzerland , @GE_chancellerie, @VilleDeGeneve and @UNESCO_ch to raise awareness of the unique value of cultural heritage -- tangible and intangible. #ArchinGeneva #CulturalHeritage #Reconstruction #Geneva

The Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
 It served as the headquarters of the 
League of Nations and is the current home of the United Nations Office at Geneva

The Palace is located in Ariana Park, which was bequeathed to the City of Geneva in 1890. The park also contains a 1668 chalet.
The League of Nations, abbreviated as LN or LoN, (FrenchLa Société des Nations, meaning "Society of Nations") was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first worldwide intergovernmental organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
The League oversaw the Permanent Court of International Justice and several other agencies and commissions created to deal with pressing international problems. These included the Disarmament Commission, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Mandates Commission, the International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation[76] (precursor to UNESCO), the Permanent Central Opium Board, the Commission for Refugees, and the Slavery Commission.[77] Three of these institutions were transferred to the United Nations after the Second World War: the International Labour Organization, the Permanent Court of International Justice (as the International Court of Justice), and the Health Organisation[78] (restructured as the World Health Organization).[79]
The Permanent Court of International Justice was provided for by the Covenant, but not established by it. The Council and the Assembly established its constitution. Its judges were elected by the Council and the Assembly, and its budget was provided by the latter. The Court was to hear and decide any international dispute which the parties concerned submitted to it. It might also give an advisory opinion on any dispute or question referred to it by the Council or the Assembly. The Court was open to all the nations of the world under certain broad conditions.[80]
The International Labour Organization was created in 1919 on the basis of Part XIII of the Treaty of Versailles.[81] The ILO, although having the same members as the League and being subject to the budget control of the Assembly, was an autonomous organisation with its own Governing Body, its own General Conference and its own Secretariat. Its constitution differed from that of the League: representation had been accorded not only to governments but also to representatives of employers' and workers' organisations.
The Peace Conference adopted the principle that these territories should be administered by different governments on behalf of the League – a system of national responsibility subject to international supervision.[105] This plan, defined as the mandate system, was adopted by the "Council of Ten" (the heads of government and foreign ministers of the main Allied powers: Britain, France, the United States, Italy, and Japan) on 30 January 1919 and transmitted to the League of Nations
Beneath the Palace's foundation stone is a time capsule containing a document listing the names of the League of Nations member states, a copy of the Covenant of the League, and specimen coins of all the countries represented at the league's Tenth Assembly. A medal showing the Palace of Nations with the Jura Mountains in the background was struck in silvered bronze.[6]
The building overlooks Lake Geneva and has a clear view of the French Alps.

The Celestial Sphere Woodrow Wilson Memorial, Ariana Park, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. 

 It was donated in 1939 by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to what was then the League of Nations building. Known also as the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Sphere of the Palais des Nations it is today a symbol of Geneva International and of Geneva as the centre of dialogue and peace.

The #CelestialSphere at @UNGeneva is a worldwide symbol of International Geneva and of #multilateralism. Its restoration is slated to begin this year. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2N1Cjo2  . #100Geneva

"The Rebirth" - a sculpture for the United Nations by Michelangelo Pistoletto

https://youtu.be/QkFvmep-Fsk - UN Geneva - Published on Oct 8, 2015

The renowned artist Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto has created a sculpture for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations called "The Rebirth".
The sculpture contains 193 marble stones, each representing one of the 193 UN Member States, and will be located at UN Geneva​. Its shape is a configuration of the mathematical sign for 'infinity'. Symbolizing the ‘rebirth’ of society, and a new world, the Rebirth sends a strong global message of our shared commitment to peace, rights and well-being for all as the United Nations enters its seventieth year.
"The stones represent rebirth, unity, the act of uniting - the United Nations" - in this short video Pistoletto explains his artistic inspiration and you can glimpse behind the scenes at his workshop Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto​.
Rebirth will be unveiled on Saturday 24 October, the UN's 70th anniversary, as part of a grand Open Day of UN Geneva's office the Palais des Nations. Everyone is invited to this public event - you can find all the info here: www.unog.ch/OpenDay .

Note:  marble stones from Carrara, Italy

Part 2 – Timeline review – Palmyra, Carrara, Italy, Marble, Florence, Arona, Insights

By Martin Grandjean - Strictly based on a flag kept by the League of Nations Archives (United Nations Geneva)., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71926201

April 18, 1919 -  The Peace Conference unanimously adopts the draft Covenant on the motion of President Wilson of the United States of America.

Art and Sculptures at UNCOG

Broken Chair Sculpture

Fresco of peace, a huge ceramic mosaic created by Swiss artist Hans Erni at 100 years

Other Events at Place des Nations

April 7 @ Place des Nations, 1202, Genebra
Rallies in Brazil and the World - Mark one Year Since Political Imprisonment of Lula
Demonstrations will take place in 16 countries to demand freedom for Brazil’s ex-president.

Tribune de Genève-7 hours ago
Il est situé aux abords de la place des Nations et a été inauguré ce ... Cette même association est à l'origine du choix de ce mémorial et de sa ...

"So What" about Sustaining Peace & Sustainable Development? What are the interlinkages between these global agendas? Recap of this week's talk & video now available https://bit.ly/2FTqbTR  #GlobalGoals #SDGs

In #Geneva this Friday? Come & join hands 🤝🤝🤝to form a Solidarity Chain! The idea is that people from all over the 🌎🌍🌏come together to make universal #health coverage a reality. 👉Join us for this free & fun event on 5 April, noon at Place des Nations!

We invite everyone to express their support for #HealthForAll by signing up to join @WHO's Solidarity Chain, happening on 5 April 2019 from 12:00 to 14:00. The Chain will run from WHO's doors to Place des Nations in front of @UNGeneva. Register here: https://bit.ly/2HLjk2t 

49th Session of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture - Surviving Torture and Fighting Stigma: The road to recovery for victims of sexual and gender-based torture. Took place 3 – 4 April 2019, Palais des Nations, Geneva

First inter-sessional seminar on prevention of human rights violations by the HumanRights Council will take place at the Palais des Nations Room XVI on 9 & 10 April. See:
1st intersessional seminar, 9-10 April 2019, Geneva, Palais des Nations, room XVI

People demonstrate at a rally in solidarity with the Sudanese population in struggle, at the Place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva.

Jewish Groups Gather in Geneva, Protest 7 Anti-Israel UNHRC Resolutions
March 18, 2019 , 3:23 pm
Jewish and pro-Israel groups are rallying in Geneva, outside the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to protest an entire day – today – given over to multiple resolutions against Israel.
The rally, which is meeting at the Place des Nations facing the UNHRC building, has been entitled ‘Enough is Enough’ and is aimed at calling out the United Nations’ obsession with demonizing the Jewish state …
Ahead of the anniversary of the March of Return demonstrations, UN war crime investigators tell Human Rights Council that lethal force used by IDF against Palestinians during border riots is 'authorized unlawfully in majority of cases'

Geneva, Switzerland – World Headquarters for Many Organizations

Geneva is the European headquarters of the United Nations, in the Palace of Nations building, which was also the headquarters of the former League of Nations. Several agencies are headquartered at Geneva, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization , International Telecommunication Union, the International Baccalaureate Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The Maison de la Paix building hosts the three Geneva centres supported by the Swiss Confederation: the International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy
WIPO was formed on 14 July 1967; 51 years ago - was formally created by the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, which entered into force on 26 April 1970.

Organizations on the European level include the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) which is the world's largest particle physics laboratory. CERN is an official United Nations Observer. CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web.  On 30 April 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone.  https://home.cern/
The first ramp to the record-breaking energy of 6.5 TeV was performed on 10 April 2015
10 APRIL, 2019 – Read more about the changes to the ALICE experiment as part of
During the long shutdown of CERN’s accelerators, the ALICE experiment at the LHC is removing and refurbishing or replacing the majority of its detectors

WEB@30: THE 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AN INVENTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD – CERN held special celebrations on 12th March, 2019 - https://web30.web.cern.ch/


SESAME: CERN helps plant a seed of peace in the Middle East / Jordan
In One Thousand and One Nights, ‘open sesame’ are the magic words that allow Ali Baba to access a hidden treasure of untold riches. In the 1990s this classic tale inspired physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva to ask whether the CERN model of science and peace could be replicated in the Middle East. It took years of hard work and complex negotiations to bring the dream to life. The new centre is called SESAME.
Building a culture of peace …
At the European Cultural Conference in Lausanne in 1949, de Rougemont had first proposed the idea of establishing what came to be known as CERN
Al Balqa, Jordan

The Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) is an independent laboratory located in Allan in the Balqagovernorate of Jordan, created under the auspices of UNESCO on 30 May 2002.
The laboratory was inaugurated on 16 May 2017 under the patronage and presence of King Abdullah II.[2]

New Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator's Motto is "Science for Peace"

NOVA Next-Jun 21, 2018
Jordan's Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, Sesame for short, is the first of its kind in the region.

The Lausanne Conference of 1949 was convened by the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) from 27 April to 12 September 1949 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Representatives of Israel, the Arab states Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, and the Arab Higher Committee and a number of refugee delegations were in attendance to resolve disputes arising from the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, mainly about refugees and territories in connection with Resolution 194 and Resolution 181.  

Time Machine 2018 will take place on October 30-31, 2018 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Upcoming conferences in Lausanne


The World between Empires: 
Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East

at The Met - Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
MARCH 18–JUNE 23, 2019

“The World Between Empires” at the Metropolitan Museum in New York: Visitors stand in front of an antique stone bust of Bat’a, daughter of Moqim, (granddaughter of) Malku from Palmyra, which, according to expert estimates, was created in the late 2nd or early 3rd century.
he New York Metropolitan Museum’s “The World Between Empires” will feature around 190 antique sculptures, murals, pieces of jewellery and other objects from the Middle East from Monday to June 23.
On the one hand, the exhibition deals with culture, religion and trade in antiquity, but on the other it also raises “complex questions about the preservation of cultural heritage,” says museum director Max Hollein.
The New York Metropolitan Museum at Central Park in Manhattan is one of the most renowned and most visited museums in the world.

Watch a preview of the exhibition The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from March 18 through June 23, 2019. Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Columbia University.
https://youtu.be/XZNkOrmqesc -   Published on Feb 13, 2019

Conversations on the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria
In this video, produced as an installation for The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, three leading archaeologists examine the impact of the destruction of cultural heritage during recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and discuss current and potential responses.
https://youtu.be/3lfREglt1fI - Published on Mar 22, 2019

-          Images, video, audio guide

The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

April 3 - 70th anniversary of NATO Ceremony – Washington, D.C. at Mellon Auditorium
April 4, 1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty was signed at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon, who oversaw the development of the Federal Triangle construction project and plans for the Departmental Auditorium in D.C.
Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937), sometimes A.W., was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, and politician. From the wealthy Mellon family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served as United States Secretary of the Treasury from March 9, 1921, to February 12, 1932, presiding over the boom years of the 1920s and the Wall Street crash of 1929.
April 9, 1932 – March 17, 1933 – US Ambassador to UK under presidents Hoover and Roosevelt

Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance - April 18, 2018 - May 27, 2019
Getty Villa Museum - Bel-Air, Los Angeles (exhibit still ongoing)

Another related artwork from Syria:
March 28, 2018 (1 year ago) The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist at Fourth Plinth
 at Trafalgar Square, London

This winged bull and protective deity guarded the entrance to Nergal Gate of Nineveh.
The Lamassu will be there until March 2020.
What's Coming Next: Fourth Plinth 2020
'THE END is the cherry on the cream. And, on top of the cherry and the cream, the parasites.'
(Site of April 19, 2016 Palmyra Arch display at Passover)

7-10-19 Trafalgar / Whitechapel - The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist
Michael Rakowitz’s work makes the invisible visible – whether it’s the victims of war or those made homeless by the economic downturn.
By Cameron Laux 10 July 2019
Michael Rakowitz in front of The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Northwest palace of Nimrud, Room N), 2018
Michael Rakowitz is a connoisseur of ghosts. He is also a teacher, a stone carver, a radio broadcaster, a chef. His work often refers in various ways to things and people that are dead, gone, lost, or on their way out.
Speaking of (g)hosting, in 2011 he acquired on eBay china dinner plates looted from Saddam Hussein’s palace in Iraq during the war that began in 2003, and mounted a ‘culinary performance’ he called Spoils in conjunction with the Manhattan restaurant Park Avenue Autumn. 
Ghosts in the machine / "tower of Babel" art
artist, whose career is the subject of a new exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.  
Michael Rakowitz is at the Whitechapel Gallery in London until 25 August 2019.

Syria: Damascus displays replica of destroyed Palmyra altar
Tuesday 23 April 2019
A replica of a worship niche belonging to the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel at Palmyra was displayed in the National Museum of Damascus on Tuesday.
Using 3D imaging and stonework, an Italian team reconstructed the altar after it was destroyed by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) during seize of Palmyra back in 2015.
"We are honoured that Syria accepted this gift which we made out of friendship for your country," said Frances Pinnock of the Sapienza University of Rome who had headed the reconstruction team.
"We hope … Palmyra will become again the bride of the desert," she added.

The National Museum of Damascus is further adorned by 2nd-century murals, elaborate tombs, and the recently restored Lion of al-Lat, which originally stood guard at the National Museum of Palmyra but was whisked away to Damascus for safeguarding

Temple of Bel Ceiling 3D Replica
It was placed in Damascus around the same time the Arch of Triumph from Palmyra was placed in Geneva. Before it went on public display it was actually in Brussels and the UNESCO in Paris.
UN, Rome - Nov 29-Dec 1, 2017 - Temple of Bel ceiling - Palmyra, Rising from Destruction
Arch of Baal in Geneva (CERN) Altar in Damascus! May 14 DC 9:11 Sun Rise!

ISIS has plans to retake Palmyra from Syrian Army
By News Desk -2019-04-25
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group is allegedly planning an offensive to retake the ancient city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.
A source from the Syrian Army in eastern Homs said they have discovered an Islamic State plot to not only retake land in central Syria, but also recapture the key city of Palmyra in the process.


5 May 2016 - Russia's Valery Gergiev conducts concert in Palmyra ruins
By organising a concert in the ruins of Palmyra, Russia wants the world to see that it is making a positive contribution in Syria: bringing peace and stability to the country, and, in the case of Palmyra, saving a UNESCO heritage site.
Moscow will be hoping that images of its classical musicians in Syria will reinforce the message that Russia is a force for good.

Historical information and prior events surround the Palmyra Triumphal Arch:

Arch of Triumph of Palmyra, Syria – Tammy’s Blogs
Part 1 – April 2016 – Sept 30, 2017 – London, Manhattan, Dubai, Florence, Arona
Part 2 – Timeline review – Palmyra, Carrara, Italy, Marble, Florence, Arona, Insights
Part 3 – Sept. 2018 – D.C., Columbus, Illinois and Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Part 4 - Oct.-Nov., 2018 – The Hague, The Netherlands, International Court, Syrian Heritage
Part 5 – Dec.1, 2018 – London's Victoria & Albert Museum Cast Court Exhibit
Part 6 – April 2019 – Palace of Nations, UNCOG Geneva, Switzerland
Part 7 – June 2019 – 70th anniversary of UNESCO - Bern, Switzerland

April 12, 2019 – grand unveiling Friday at 10AM of the replica of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch displayed April 12-27 at The Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

April 12, 2019 - Nero's palace reopens to the public in Rome - Domus Transitoria (or Transit House)
Razed to the ground by the Great Fire of Rome, Emperor Nero's original palace
opened to the public for the first time on Friday after a painstaking ten-year restoration.

The Arch of Triumph will be at the Palace of Nations for Passover
April 29-May 1 - The Second Global Summit: "Peace, Security and Religion" in Geneva 
at the Palais des Nations, Conference Room XVII [17]

This Second Global Summit, which is co-organized by the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty (AIDLR) and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (OGPRtoP), will focus on promoting and protecting the human rights of religious minorities, refugees and migrants, particularly in countries where they have been or are targeted as a result of the discourse of ultra-nationalist political parties and leaders.
Organiser of II Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security

Philippians 1:13

So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace,
and in all other places;

Another archway set up next to the Nimrud exhibit
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” takes over Cincinnati Art Museum 
started April 26 / unveil more on June 7 closes September 2, 2019.
 https://youtu.be/kS-t8VwkBbI @ 6:23 - ARCH / "Passing Through" connections
Passing THROUGH - moving FORWARD theme of Palmyra Triumphal Arch in Italy - 
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man | Behind the Exhibition | Cincinnati Art Museum - https://youtu.be/Yi02MHP7QQQ

May 13-31 - UN 81 st Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child at Palais Wilson, Geneva

May 13- 17 - UN 22nd CSTD at the Palais des Nations, Geneva
Six public side events will flank the CSTD meetings.
May 14 - solar pioneer Bertrand Piccard, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant and the Ethiopian State Minister for Science and Technology Shumete Gizaw will discuss the role of start-ups in addressing today’s most pressing development challenges at 9am on 14 May.
https://bertrandpiccard.com/home - Omega sponsor/logo
On 27 May 1931, his grandfather Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer took off from AugsburgGermany, and reached a record altitude of 15,781 m (51,775 ft) (9.8 miles). (FAI Record File Number 10634) During this flight, Piccard became the first human being to enter the stratosphere,[3] and was able to gather substantial data on the upper atmosphere, as well as measure cosmic rays.  
Auguste Piccard balloon Hennessy Commercial through the Firmament

74 years ago, the Charter of the United Nations was signed at the San Francisco Conference, which took place from April 25 to June 26, 1945. This Charter remains a fundamental basis of the UN system.

The world continues to confirm the time we are in. In addition to June 28, 1969 of "Pride's Stonewall Jubilee" we have this Centennial marker:
6-28-1919 - League of Nations 100th - a result of the Paris Peace Conference 
The final Covenant of the League of Nations was drafted by a special commission, and the League was established by Part I of the Treaty of Versailles.
On 28 June 1919, 44 states signed the Covenant, 
100th Anniversary of Signing the Treaty of Versailles
UN Library at Geneva UNOGLibrary - The Covenant of the LeagueofNations signed 100 years ago, on 28th June 1919, lays the foundations for a new system of international relations based on multilateralism Multilateralism100. 
Painting: Johannes Bell of Germany is portrayed signing the peace treaties on 28 June 1919 in The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors by Sir William Orpen. 
 Five major peace treaties were prepared at the Paris Peace Conference (with, in parentheses, the affected countries):
Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919, (Germany)
The League sanctions were lifted on 4 July 1936

 - When League of Nations reporters put Geneva on the map
Of all the institutions set up in Geneva under the League of Nations after World War I, only one, the International Labour Organization, survived the rise of fascism and World War II.