Peace Palace, The Hague

This year, the Peace Palace will celebrate its first Centenary. The Peace Palace has become the icon of The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. It is a beautiful building in which people are working on a daily basis towards world peace. The Peace Palace was built in 1913 with funds from a donation made by celebrated steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is home to a number of international judicial institutions, including the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice and the Hague Academy of International Law, which attracts law students from all over the world every summer. The Peace Palace is one of the most photographed landmarks of The Hague and is accessible to the public through guided weekend tours. The Centenary will be celebrated with conferences and events. Read more about the program here.

 Events in 2013

April 11 Commemoration of Thomas Mawson Landscape architect. Mawson was the architect of the Peace Palace gardens. A specially cultivated Daffodil will be named after him.*  
June 27 Hague Prize of International Law *, Inauguration of Centenary Rose * 
August 28 Official Commemoration, Unveiling of Buste Bertha von Suttner, Presentation of Book 100 years Peace Palace 
August 28-29 Conference by The Hague Institute for Global Justice: “Justice in Post Conflict States” 
September 2-3 Symposium on Modern Philanthropy, in the footsteps of Andrew Carnegie 
September 11 Musical “Peace of Me”, Koninklijke Schouwburg 
September 13 Conference “Cartooning for Peace” with the cartoonist Plantu, in collaboration with Alliance Francaise  
September 14 MUN – Model United Nations for Young Professionals, organised by Nederlandse Vereniging Verenigde Naties
September 17-18 Conference UPEACE on International Water issues 
September 19-20 Conference “Lessons Learned from Peace Treaties”, organised by Carnegie Foundation, Leiden University and Utrecht 1713 Peace Treaty 
September 21 United Nations Day of Peace, International Day of Peace, Vredesloop Den Haag, organised by Like2Run
September 22 The Hague Peace Marathon, organised by The Hague Road Runners

* on invitation 

Disclaimer: This is a provisional programme, subject to change

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