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  • SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions → the Peace Palace!

    November 15, 2018

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations that came into effect in January 2016, are the most important goals that the world should work on for the future. These goals are the successor of the Millennium Goals. In the Sustainable Development Goals, the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies was included a an essential goal for the future for the first time. This is SDG16. It is a goal that matches the ideal with which the Peace Palace was founded well! The Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace signed the SDG Charter in September 2017. A year later, on 24 September 2018, the Peace Palace was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands as official ‘SDG 16 House’, the first of its kind in the world.

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  • Great Grandson of Peace Palace Architect Louis Cordonnier Visits his The Hague Legacy on the day of the ‘Hagologie’ course

    October 23, 2018

    On Saturday October 13th, 2018, the second “Hagologie” course took place in the Peace Palace Library. This is part of a series of lectures concerning the history of the city of The Hague, also addressing i.a. the Binnenhof or the Schilderswijk. Mr. Jeroen Vervliet, Peace Palace Library Director, highlighted again the development of The Hague as City of Peace and Justice since Hugo Grotius, Tobias Asser, Bertha von Suttner and the construction of Andrew Carnegie’s Temple of Peace, eventually the Peace Palace, where arbitration as conducted by the Permanent Court of Arbitration and adjudication as administered by the International Court of Justice contributed over the 20th century till the day of today to the role of The Hague as legal capital of the world.

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  • The Organization of American States and the Peace Palace: Visit by Secretary-General Luis Almagro

    October 23, 2018

    International Law is the most important tool we have to preserve peace’. These profounds words were recently spoken by H.E. Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, on the occasion of the first edition of the Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations. Mr. Almagro, who was the highest dignitary to attend this event, addressed an attentive audience and spoke about the shared history between the Peace Palace and the OAS. However, it did not take long before he addressed the elephant in the room: the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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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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  • Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years

    August 28, 2018

    Today, it is our Birthday! Photograph: De Porceleyne Fles, Delft, 1913. Made after a design by Leon Senf (1860-1940), for the opening of the Peace Palace in The Hague. 23 cm. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation
    Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years Anniversary

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  • From the Peace Palace to Hollywood

    March 13, 2018

    The stories behind the Peace Palace interior designs and designers have never before been explored in great detail. However, they contributed to making the Peace Palace not only a unique building and a product of an era, but also a visible icon of peace and justice. A blog about designer Herman Rosse, a man with ambition, a vast artistic experience and the talent to do great things. It would eventually lead him to becoming the first Dutchman ever to win an Oscar.

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  • Remembering Felix Moscheles (1833-1917)

    January 11, 2018

    On December 22, the Peace Palace Library, the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) and the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute organized a commemorative meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Felix Stone Moscheles. Moscheles was a 19th century peace activist and painter. He was one of the best-known pacifists of his time, a familiar face in the International Peace Movement and a close friend of Bertha von Suttner, the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He participated in the Hague Peace Conferences and was a staunch supporter of international arbitration. This blog will briefly discuss his life and will mainly focus on his peace activities.

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  • Hiroshima A-Bombed Tree Ceremony

    December 6, 2017

    On the occasion of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN, a descendant of a Haki-kima-kaki tree (Diospyros kaki) that has emerged after the Hiroshima atomic attack has found a new home in the garden of the Peace Palace. Seeds from that Hako-kima-kaki tree were sent from Hiroshima to the Hortus botanicus in Leiden. They have been germinated there and have now grown into a beautiful young tree. In short speeches we have commemorated the victims of the atomic attack that remind us of the need to abolish nuclear weapons. The cruelty of atomic bombs and the suffering of the citizens of Horoshima and Nagasaki is engraved in our memory. Yet the beauty of a surviving tree from Japan gives hope for a better and more peaceful world.

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  • Book Review: War, Peace and International Order?

    October 12, 2017

    This book attempts to assess the history and on-going relevance of the 1899 and 1907 Hague peace conferences, the conventions they brought into being, the institutions they established and the precedents they set. The exact legacies of the two conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in international law posit that The Hague’s foremost legacy lies in the manner in which the conferences progressed the law of war and the concept and application of international justice.

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  • The Hague International Open Day 2017

    September 21, 2017

    The Hague will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you with a wealth of activities, during the Just Peace Festival. During the The Hague International Open Day on Sunday the 24th of September, you can pay a visit to the Peace Palace, the ICC, OPCW, etc.: international organisations, that work tirelessly to secure a safer and better world.

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