This week’s research guide United Nations

United Nations | Research Guide International Law

The United Nations is an international organization, founded in 1945. It was established to promote a set of global values: peace and security, self-determination of peoples, social progress and development, and human dignity. It was set up to serve as a centre for harmonizing the actions of its Member States in the promotion of these values. The Organization currently has 192 Member States. It acts mainly through its six principal organs.

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UPEACE/Peace Palace Library Lecture: ICJ Judge Kenneth Keith on International Water Disputes

UPEACE/Peace Palace Library Lecture: Judge Kenneth Keith and PCA Legal Counsel Judith Levine on International Water Disputes

On Wednesday January 28, 2015, the fourth of a series of Lectures on Peacebuilding in Progress was held at the Academy Building of the Peace Palace, The Hague. The lectures on Peacebuilding are organised by the UPEACE Centre The Hague and the Peace Palace Library.

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Special collections

  • Postcards

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1965
      Postcard Peace Palace 1965

      Peace Palace 1965

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1923
      Postcard Peace Palace 1923

      Peace Palace 1923

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1914
      Postcard Peace Palace 1914

      Peace Palace 1914

    Over the past century numerous postcards depicting the Peace Palace have been sent home. More about this collection ».
  • Peace movement

    • Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

    • Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

    • König, P., De tocht van de "Deutschland", Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1917.
      König, P., De tocht van de "Deutschland", Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1917.

      König, P., De tocht van de "Deutschland", Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1917.

    The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection on the peace movement from the period 1899- 1940. More about this collection »