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  • Orchestra for Peace · L'Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

    Orchestra for Peace · L’Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

    November 28, 2014

    The renowned orchestra from the Middle East is coming to The Hague on 3. and 4. December 2014. During the concerts pieces of Mozart’s ‘Noce Figaro’, Bach’s Piano Concerto in F minor and Mendelssohn’s Symphony 4 will be heard.
    Orchestra for Peace • L'Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

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  • Logo YPI2014

    The Youth Peace Initiative 2014 and the Roadmap to Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace!

    October 17, 2014

    Between 11 and 18 October the Youth Peace Initiative 2014 took place in The Hague, international City of Peace and Justice. The Youth Peace Initiative 2014 (YPI 2014) has been set up to get Israeli and Palestinian youth involved with the current peace negotiations between their nations. The YPI 2014 participants discussed and deliberated a whole week to achieve consensus on ideas and solutions for the peace process.

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  • The Hague’s International Status Beneficial to the Local and Regional Economy

    The Hague’s International Status Beneficial to the Local and Regional Economy

    October 3, 2014

    The Hague’s status as International City of Peace and Justice is proving increasingly beneficial to the local and regional economy. This is according to a Decisio study into the economic impact of international organisations on The Hague region, published on 19 September.
    The Hague’s International Status Beneficial to the Local and Regional Economy

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  • Youth Peace Initiative 2014

    Youth Peace Initiative 2014

    September 30, 2014

    An initiative to get Israeli and Palestinian youth involved in the peace negotiations between their nations. The young adults will get together in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice. There they will draft their own Roadmap for a Permanent Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This Roadmap will be presented to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and to the Palestinian and Israeli negotiation teams in the peace process.
     Youth Peace Initiative 2014

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  • Modern Technology and Its Potential Role in Peace Building and Conflict Prevention

    Modern Technology and Its Potential Role in Peace Building and Conflict Prevention

    September 5, 2014

    On August 20, the Hague Institute for Global Justice organized a high level panel on ‘Peace Technologies’ together with the newly established Peace Informatics Lab of Leiden Univeristy. A discussion was held between experts from civil society groups, governmental institutions, academia and the private sector to exchange ideas and examine what role modern technology can play in peace processes or in the prevention of conflicts. The event was an important opportunity to share knowledge in what is considered to be a revolutionary field. This blog will provide a brief summary of this event as well as give some background information on this particular subject.

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  • Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    August 26, 2014

    From 19 to 21 September, we will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in The Hague. There will be music, debates, walks, exhibitions, running events, guided tours, theater and much more. Join us!
    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

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  • Carrier Pigeons in the First World War

    Carrier Pigeons in the First World War

    July 29, 2014

    Doves are often associated with the concept of Peace and Pacifism. You see them in political cartoons, on banners and signs at events promoting Peace. On the frontline in the First World War these birds were used extensively by both sides, Allied and German, to carry messages from the trenches to their respective military headquarters. Approximately a 100.000 carrier pigeons were used by the British, French, American and German military.

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  • Commemorative Lecture Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), Tuesday, June 24th, Peace Palace

    Commemorative Lecture Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, Peace Palace

    June 12, 2014

    This month marks the centenary of the death of Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian peace activist, bestselling author of ‘Die Waffen Nieder’ and the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. To attend this lecture, please register.

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  • Eyffinger, A.C.G.M., "The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right": Bertha von Suttner's Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013.

    “The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right”: Bertha von Suttner’s Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood

    February 7, 2014

    New publication by Arthur Eyffinger. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 were the undisputable highlights of Bertha von Suttner’s long career as an engaged peace activist. To her, the opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was a dream come true. This publication focuses on Bertha’s tenets and aspirations with regard to the emerging international tradition in The Hague.

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  • Creating Peace through Law the City of Hiroshima 04

    Creating Peace through Law: the City of Hiroshima

    December 24, 2013

    By Professor Hope Elizabeth May, Central Michigan University. The Hague’s identity as an international City of Peace and Justice began when the Peace Palace opened on August 28, 1913. A product of the fierce optimism of Andrew Carnegie who provided 1.5 million dollars to finance its construction, the Peace Palace provided a proper symbolic home to what Carnegie referred to as the “high court of humanity” (the Permanent Court of Arbitration) – the precious jewel of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. The cusp of the Peace Palace Centenary marked an important moment for The Hague. As The Hague enters its next phase, it is an opportune time to consider the experience of another city that was built, by law, to be a symbol of international peace – that of Hiroshima, Japan. 2014 marks not only the centenary of World War I, but also the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law (“Peace City Law”).

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