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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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  • UN Urges Building More Just, Equal Societies

    March 21, 2017

    Speaking at an event yesterday marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.

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    40 Years of the Ramsar Convention : Appraisal and Outlook

    April 20, 2012

    On 2 February 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was adopted. The original Contracting Parties of the Convention were driven by an anxiety that migratory waterbirds were in increasing danger because of loss of their habitats. And yet in their wisdom they created a convention focused on wetland ecosystems rather than just wetland birds.

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    From Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro; the road to a sustainable world!

    March 30, 2012

    Forty years after the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment and twenty years after the first “Earth Summit” held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, the world community will meet again. This time at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), in short Rio+20: “the future we want”.

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  • Arctic Council ratifies the Tromsø Declaration

    Arctic Council ratifies the Tromsø Declaration

    May 1, 2009

    The Arctic Council meets at foreign minister level every second year, approving projects and guidelines. Due to the increased activity and interest in the Arctic, the Tromsø meeting decided that the Arctic Council from now on will meet at political level once a year. Denmark will take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Norway.

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  • Booklaunch

    January 16, 2009

    Yesterday Professor Yves Daudet, Secretary-General of the Hague Academy of International Law launched the first volume in English in the series of Pocketbooks of the Hague Academy : “The evolution of sustainable development in international law: Inception, meaning and status”, by Nico Schrijver, Professor of the University of Leiden. In the new lounge of the […]

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