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  • EU leadership

    The EU and the Nobel Peace Prize: Who will say thank you?

    October 19, 2012

    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy or Jose-Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission or Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament? Together they will fly to Oslo on December 10 to represent the main institutions of the EU at the acceptance ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize 2012.

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  • European Union awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    October 12, 2012

    On Friday, 12. October 2012, at 11.00 a.m. CET, Thorbjørn Jagland, the Nobel Committee president, announced the European Union (EU) as the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2012 at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. It was a unanimous decision. The EU was chosen out of a list of 231 candidates.The EU has played a stabilizing role in the region. It has transformed a region torn by war into a united region, a “continent of peace”.

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  • Peace Movement collection

    The Peace Palace Library is in the possession of a unique and important collection on peace movements from the period 1899-1940, brought together by J.C. ter Meulen, head librarian 1924-1952.

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  • War, Peace and Security

    The Peace Palace Library Research Guides are intended as a starting point for legal research on various topics of International Law. They provide the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format and on the Internet. Reference works, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography sections. Links to the library’s Online Public Access Catalogue are inserted. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, the Research Guides feature links to relevant blogs, websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919

    German War Reparations (WW I) Financially Ended

    January 3, 2011

    Nearly 92 years after the official end of World War I, Germany made its final reparations-related payment for the Great War on October 3, thereby ending the conflict financially. The German newspaper Die Welt discovered a last installment for the Londoner Schuldenabkommen of 69,9 million euro’s in the German budget. Not being a direct reparations settlement but rather the final sum owed on bonds that were issued between 1924 and 1930 and sold to foreign (mostly American) investors, but then never paid.

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  • International Conference on Afghanistan, The Hague, 31 March 2009

    March 26, 2009

    On 31 March 2009, the Dutch government is hosting the ´International Conference on Afghanistan: a Comprehensive Strategy in a Regional Context´ at the World Forum in The Hague. Building on the achievements of previous Conferences in Bonn, London and Paris, this Conference should reaffirm the solid and long-term commitment of the international community to supporting […]

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  • Peace and Justice!

    August 2, 2008

    On Thursday, 31 July, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1828 (2008) renewing the mandate of UNAMID, the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, for another year (resolution [PDF] and meeting record S/PV.5947 [PDF]).

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