August 28th marks the centennial anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague. Since its inauguration, the Peace Palace has become a worldwide icon of Peace and Justice. A chain of special events are scheduled between August 28th and September 21st, the UN Day of Peace, to emphasize The Netherlands’ unwavering commitment to a better world in which conflicts are settled peacefully.

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100 years

The Peace Palace,  worldwide icon of Peace and Justice, celebrates its centennial anniversary! Between August 28th and September 21st, the UN Day of Peace, a chain of special events take place. In het Peace Palace itself,  in the city of The Hague, and worldwide through the Dutch embassies in several countries. Through these events, we want to emphasize our unwavering commitment to a better world in which conflicts are settled peacefully.

Highlights of the programme are the Ministerial conference on peaceful dispute resolution, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, and conference “Sustainable Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Settings", which will draw on lessons learnt from Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Both conferences will take place on August 28, during the official celebration. Other highlights of the programme are “Peace of Me”, a contemporary musical in which young adults tell their story on Peace and Justice. And the exhibition “(Un)limited” for which first-year students of the Royal Acadamy of The Hague and the Willem de Kooning Acadamy of Rotterdam design posters. On September 21st there is a festive closing of the centennial celebrations with the Peace Run, a unique, one-time, running event in The Hague, and the Peace One Day Celebration Concert, where several international artists will perform.

Click here for the list with all events.

 

Peace and Justice

Since its inauguration, the Peace Palace has become a worldwide icon of Peace and Justice.  Inside this monument and in its vicinity, thousands of people, employed by over 160 international organizations, strive every day towards a safer and more just world. The Peace Palace is the embodiment of The Hague as international City of Peace and Justice and of Dutch expertise in this field. We remained committed to this. In the future too, world leaders, legal experts, diplomats and students will find their way to The Hague, to work together on a more peaceful and more just world.

Visit www.peacepalace.nl for more information on the several institutions that work on Peace and Justice on a daily basis, inside the Peace Palace.

Visit www.thehaguepeacejustice.com for more information on The Hague, international city of peace and justice. It provides you with (historical) background information, visuals and footage that you can download en use free of rights. All downloads are available in Dutch, English and French.