Article IV, paragraph 60, of the ceasefire agreement provides that a political conference will be held within 3 months of the signing of the agreement in order to «ensure the peaceful solution of the Korean question».  In April 1954, a conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, where the 3-month schedule was missed by 6 months. The conference focused on two distinct conflicts: the conflict in Korea; and the conflict in Indochina. The United States, the USSR, France, China, and North and South Korea took part in the talks on the conflict in Korea. The Korean Peninsula peace deal was formally discussed at the conference by Chinese diplomat Zhou Enlai and U.S. Defense Secretary John Foster Dulles, but no progress was made.  The US deliberately avoided discussing the «Korean Peninsula Peace Treaty,» despite criticism from other representatives at the conference on the negative attitude of the US. The armistice also established regulations for prisoners of war. North Korea has announced that it will no longer abdicate the ceasefire at least six times, in 1994, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2013.
   The ceasefire of November 11, 1918 was the ceasefire signed at Le Francport near Compiègne, which dealt with the land, sea and air fighting of the First World War between the Allies and their last remaining adversary, Germany, completed. Previously, armistices had been agreed with Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Also known as the Armistice of Compiègne from the place where it was signed at 5:45 am.m. .m by the Allied commander-in-chief, French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, it entered into force at 11:00.m.m. The Paris period of 11 November 1918 marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although formally not a surrender. Foch appeared only twice during the three days of negotiations: the first day to ask the German delegation what it wanted, and the last day to see the signatures. The Germans received the list of Allied demands and had 72 hours to accept. The German delegation discussed the Allied conditions not with Foch, but with other French and Allied officers. The armistice established a complete German demilitarization (see list below), with the Allies making few promises in return. Germany`s naval blockade was only fully lifted when full peace terms could be agreed.
  At the Geneva Conference in Switzerland in 1954, Chinese Premier and Foreign Minister Zhou Enlai proposed the implementation of a peace treaty on the Korean Peninsula. However, U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles did not comply with this attempt to reach such a treaty. A final peace agreement was never reached.  The signed armistice established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the new de facto border between the two nations, implemented a ceasefire and the final repatriation of prisoners of war. The DMZ stretches near the 38th parallel and separates North and South Korea since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953. Within sixty (60) days of the entry into force of this Agreement, each Party shall, without hindrance, recover and return in groups all prisoners of war in its charge who insist on being repatriated from the side to which they belonged at the time of capture.  The Korean Armistice Agreement (Korean: 한국휴전협정, Chinese: 朝鲜停战协定) was the ceasefire that led to a complete cessation of Korean War hostilities. It was signed by Lieutenant General William Harrison, Jr. of the U.S. Army. Representative of the United Nations Command (UNC), North Korean General Nam Il as a representative of the Korean People`s Army (KPA) and the Chinese People`s Volunteer Army (PVA).
 The armistice was signed on July 27, 1953 and was intended to «ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and all acts of armed violence in Korea until a final peaceful solution is found.»  A ceasefire is a modus vivendi and is not the same as a peace treaty, which can take months or even years to resolve. .