• Neutrality

    International Day of Neutrality

    December 13, 2018

    On de UN calendar is filled with a variety if special days on which an international relevant topic is remembered or celebrated. Some of these have been around for a long time, like the Human Rights Day, be some days have been put on the calendar more recently and are maybe less well-known. One of these recent and possibly less known days is the International Day of Neutrality, which was commemorated yesterday, 12 December. The International Day of Neutrality was recognized by the General Assembly on 2 February 2017 with Resolution 71/275.

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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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  • UPEACE Lecture Report: ‘The Candidature of the Netherlands for Membership of the Security Council 2017-2018’.

    February 29, 2016

    On Wednesday February 3, 2016, UPEACE Centre The Hague, in cooperation with the Peace Palace Library, organized a lecture on the Dutch candidature for membership of the United Nations Security Council. This Peace Palace Library report will give an overview of the lecture with the main focus on the keynote speaker: former Dutch diplomat Mr. Herman Schaper. Mr. Schaper’s idea of the lecture was to discuss the Dutch campaign for membership of the UN Security Council based on his own experiences of the campaign in the past years. In addition, he also explained to his audience the work process that has been going on at the United Nations in New York to achieve this goal of the Dutch government.

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  • UPEACE Seminar on International Water Conflicts

    UPEACE Seminar on International Water Conflicts

    November 26, 2014

    On December 4, the City of The Hague and the recently founded Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) will organize a seminar on International Water Conflicts. The WDC offers advisory services to governments and public entities at all levels, training and capacity building, knowledge exchange, advice on conflict resolution methods, direct assistance as an honest broker in conflict resolution and on post-conflict peacebuilding in and through the water sector, research, publications and the organization of conferences. The seminar will take place in the Peace Palace on December 4 at 16.00 hrs.

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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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  • UPEACE The Hague Lecture Series 'Peacebuilding in Progress'

    UPEACE The Hague Lecture Series ‘Peacebuilding in Progress’

    May 21, 2014

    Lecture nr. 2: Prof. Jan Pronk, Chair in the Theory and Practice of International Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, will deliver a speech on ‘Conflict Prevention and Fragile States’, Boots, Brains, Hearts and Minds: Lessons from Experience. Tuesday 27 May 2014, 17.00-19.00 hrs. By invitation only.

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  • Women as Agents of Change in Peacebuilding Processes

    April 11, 2014

    The University of Peace, located in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace kicked off their new lecture series “Peace Building in Progress” on Friday March 7, 2014. In these lectures various speakers will have the opportunity to share their views on peace and peacebuilding policies. We were honoured to welcome an important and passionate speaker, Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins, who works as the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support for the United Nations. Moreover, she is a Member of the Council for the University for Peace in Costa Rica, which indicates her interest in the relevance of peace education.

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  • The Art of Peace Making: Lessons learned from Peace Treaties

    The Art of Peace Making: Lessons learned from Peace Treaties

    October 3, 2013

    A joint two-day international conference organized in the context of the celebrations for the Tercentenary of Peace of Utrecht, 1713-2013 and the Centenary of the Peace Palace, 1913-2013.

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  • Centenary Activities in September: Symposium and International Conference on Peacemaking, Philantropy and Education

    August 30, 2013

    As part of the celebration of 100 years Peace Palace several lectures, debates and conferences will be organized. You are very welcome to attend. You can sign up and procure tickets per activity. Upcoming in September: Symposium and International Conference on Peacemaking, Philantropy and Education.

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