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  • Book Launch ‘The Art of Making Peace’

    avril 12, 2017

    On Monday, March 20, the Peace Palace Library and the Carnegie Foundation organized the first book launch of this year. ‘ The Art of Making Peace; Lessons learned from the Peace Treaties’ holds special meaning to us as it is a reflection of an international conference that took place during the Peace Palace Centenary in 2013. The volume offers critical reflections by the leading experts of this conference on important peace agreements such as the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the mother of all peace treaties, as well as some more recent examples such as the Dayton Peace Agreement and the Sudan Agreement. In addition, the situations which arose in relation to the wars between Iran and Iraq and between Kuwait and Iraq are also discussed.

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  • Reforming UNO’s Peace and Security Architecture

    février 15, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the establishment of an internal review team that will take forward the reforms to the UN Secretariat peace and security strategy, functioning and architecture, which he outlined when he was appointed the Secretary-General last year.

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  • European Union in 2017

    janvier 5, 2017

    2016 has been a turbulent year for the European Union and its member states. Brexit, the armed conflict in Syria and Iraq, the refugee crisis, terrorism and the Italian referendum; all topics covered by the Peace Palace Library in several Library Specials and Library blogs.

    2017 promises to be a defining moment for the continuation of the ever closing Union. This blog touches upon a couple of developments which can lead to discussion within the European Union and its members.

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  • Interview Sigrid Kaag

    décembre 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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  • António Guterres Nominated New UN Secretary-General

    octobre 6, 2016

    Antonio Guterres

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  • Just Peace 2016

    août 24, 2016

    The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival, 21-25 September. With a wealth of activities, the city will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you. The Peace Palace is partner of Just Peace and you can take part in various activities.
    Just Peace 2016

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  • Peace & Security Salon on Biological and Chemical Weapons

    mai 19, 2016

    What if a non-state actor like Daesh gets hold of a biological or chemical weapon? Why was the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2013? These and many more topics concerning current threats and future developments of biological and chemical weapons were discussed at the third Peace Palace Library Peace & Security Salon on May 11th.

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  • Peace and Security Salon on Biological and Chemical Weapons

    avril 28, 2016

    The Peace Palace Library is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Peace and Security Salon on the 11th of May, with biological and chemical weapons as the theme of our evening. The Salon is part of a new lecture series of the Peace Palace Library on peace and security issues. The Salon will include lectures by several experts on the different aspects of biological and chemical weapons. The Salon will take place in an informal setting with room for discussion. The language will be English. Please note that the number of seats is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Time: Wednesday 11 May 2016, 19.30-22.30 hrs (doors open at 18.30 hrs).

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  • Preventing Bioterrorism, Risk and Legal Instruments

    avril 28, 2016

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins or other harmful agents used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. In both the popular imagination and among lawmakers and national security experts, there exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. Some scholars disagree. Legal measures offer no guarantee for preventing bioterrorism, but nonetheless affect bioterrorism. What are the legal instruments addressing prevention?

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  • Speech by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, 70-th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

    Speech by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, 70-th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

    septembre 29, 2015

    In his address, the King has discussed the significance of the United Nations, and the contribution the Kingdom of the Netherlands has made in the fields of peace, justice and development. He also mentioned the Peace Palace!
    Speech by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, 70-th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

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