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  • Interview: Mr. Rudi Vranckx, Laureate Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize 2018

    December 20, 2018

    This Fall, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation awarded Belgian war correspondent Rudi Vranckx the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize. Mr. Vranckx was commended by the board of the Carnegie Foundation for his outstanding courage and exceptional commitment to reporting from the most dangereous conflict zones around the world. Before the award ceremony took place in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace, we had the opportunity to briefly interview Mr. Vranckx about his work and his views on one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time.

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  • Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations, 24-26 September 2018

    September 24, 2018

    A 3 day programme presented by Carnegie institutions Worldwide and other partners at The Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands.

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  • Publication on Johan Wateler, Peace Philanthropist and Founder of the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize

    December 21, 2016

    At the height of the First World War, in 1916, the Dutch banker Johan Wateler wrote his last will in which he decided to allocate his fortune for a peace prize, the current Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize. This prestigious prize is awarded every year at the Peace Palace in The Hague. This publication offers the first biography of the relatively anonymous Dutchman who followed in the footsteps of great peace philanthropists as Alfred Nobel. Johan Watelers motives for establishing a peace prize are discussed by following his career as a pioneer of social credit banks under the patronage of Princess Sophie of Orange-Nassau. And by looking at his personal interests for theatre and poetry. The gift of November 16, 1916 remains an inspiring example of philanthropy as a ‘credit for peace’ in times of war and crisis.

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  • Interview Sigrid Kaag

    December 9, 2016

    This month, we have the honor of interviewing Ms. Sigrid Kaag, a top Dutch diplomat who currently serves as a United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL). Last month, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation awarded Sigrid Kaag the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize. Before the ceremony took place, we took the opportunity to interview Ms. Kaag to discuss her work at the UN, in particular, the succesful UN-OPCW joint mission Ms. Kaag led to eliminate the chemical weapons programme in Syria. We also discussed the role of international law in her daily work at the UN. Here’s what she had to say.

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  • Sigrid Kaag awarded Peace Prize

    December 6, 2016

    Ms. Sigrid Kaag, top diplomat who successfully led the OPCW-UN joint mission on the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons, received the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize on 16 November 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize to Ms. Kaag for her successful efforts in accomplishing sensitive and dangerous missions in the Middle-East.

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  • Diplomat Sigrid Kaag awarded Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize

    September 7, 2016

    Sigrid Kaag, a Dutch diplomat working for the United Nations, will receive the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize to Ms. Kaag for her successful efforts in accomplishing sensitive and dangerous missions in the Middle-East.

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  • Kofi Annan Visits the Peace Palace

    September 7, 2016

    Kofi Annan, the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former UN Secretary-General (1997-2006), paid a short visit to The Netherlands last week and also visited the Peace Palace. The Carnegie Foundation was honored to welcome him on 30 August. Mr. Erik de Baedts, the General- Director of the Carnegie Foundation, received Mr. Annan at the Peace Palace to talk about the work of the Foundations. Dutch television program ‘EénVandaag’ (OneToday) made use of the beautiful location to have an exclusive interview with Kofi Annan. Annan talked in the interview about the challenges of the refugee crisis in Europe and the United States Presidential Elections.

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  • Visit to Dunfermline, Scotland

    April 29, 2016

    From Thursday 31 March till Saturday 2 April 2016, Erik de Baedts, director of the Carnegie Foundation and Sophie Brinkel, policy advisor, visited the town of Dunfermline; the birthplace of the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The idea of the visit was to learn about the different Carnegie institutions in Dunfermline and to discuss future cooperation.

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  • Steven van Hoogstraten

    Farewell Interview Mr. Steven van Hoogstraten

    January 29, 2016

    After serving the Carnegie Foundation as General-Director and The Hague Academy as Treasurer for a period of 13 years, Steven van Hoogstraten has officially retired on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016. For this occasion, we interviewed him and reflected on his career and achievements, his most memorable moments and his initial and future hopes for the Peace Palace. Steven van Hoogstraten started his career working at various Dutch Ministries where much of his work was focused on the implementation of European and International Law into the Dutch legal system.

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  • A Tribute to Steven van Hoogstraten by Bernard Bot

    January 29, 2016

    On Wednesday 27 January 2016, the Carnegie Foundation has bid an official farewell to its former General-Director and Treasurer of The Hague Academy of International Law, Mr. Steven van Hoogstraten. After serving the Carnegie Foundation for thirteen years, Mr. Van Hoogstraten has been succeeded on July 1st by Mr. Erik de Baedts. To mark this special occasion, the Carnegie Foundation organised a seminar-debate titled “The Peace Palace, International Centre for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes” with various distinghuised speakers. A farewell tribute by Dr. Bernard Bot, Chairman of the Board of the Carnegie Foundation, President of the Administrative Council of The Hague Academy of International Law. [Text in Dutch]

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