The centenary featured prominently at the opening of ILO's labor conference with delegates from 187 nations.
At a carefully staged visit, the British monarch touting the multilateral institutions that Britain and the U.S. helped to create after World War II — to prevent a third one.
A meeting of top Swiss and U.S. diplomats focused on Iran but extended to America's rising tensions with other nations.
Many of the questions asked in Versailles 100 years ago appear to be resurfacing today in a U.S. hostile to multilateralism.
Precipitated by unrestrained nationalism, the immense tragedy of a four-year global war laid the groundwork for the post-World War II era of relative concordance among nations.
The concept of a demilitarization zone, like the one planned for Idlib, goes back almost a half-millennium to Europe's rules on demolishing forts or prohibiting their reconstruction.
With the U.S. reversal, Iran's planned economic opening to the West in exchange for curbs on its nuclear ambitions depends on its European, Russian and Chinese trading partners.
The International Labor Organization's one-day summit drew more than 5,000 people including leaders who drew links between the stabilizing forces of work, peace and resilience.
The first international organization dates to an 1804 treaty on the Rhine River. In the 20th century, organizations for carrying out a lot of the world's cooperation and development proliferated to find complex solutions and prevent wars.