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  • Raising the Peace Flag

    June 20, 2017

    On Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 1:30 pm, the Pro Concordia Labor Flag will be raised at the Visitor’s Centre of the Peace Palace to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). To attend this event registration is required. Please register by sending an email to communicatie@carnegie-stichting.nl.

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  • Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s ♫ Peace March ♫

    May 30, 2017

    A long-lost march by the Dutch composer J.J.H. van Rosmalen has been rediscovered here at the Library, a century after its creation in 1914. The two-page score is a short festive march in honour of Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philantropist. The Peace Palace, officially opened on 28 August 1913, was built with his extraordinary gift of 1,500,00 million dollars.

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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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  • 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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  • Bartók in War and Peace, 17 November, 20:15 Hours

    November 14, 2016

    A Peace Palace Lecture with live music.
    Bartók in War and Peace, 17 November, 20:15 Hours

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  • Nobel Peace Prize 2016 Juan Manuel Santos

    October 7, 2016

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220.000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people. The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who have not given up hope of a just peace.
    Nobel Peace Prize 2016

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  • Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library – In the Footsteps of …

    September 23, 2016

    Visit the Library during The Hague Open Doors Day 2016 and meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law.
    Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library - In the Footsteps of …

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  • International Day of Peace Carrillon Concert 13.00 h

    September 21, 2016

    On the occasion of this special day an extra concert will take place with an appropriate programme. On the Carnegieplein in front of the Peace Palace you can listen to the concert.
    International Day of Peace Carrilon Concert 13.00 h

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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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  • Just Peace 2016

    August 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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