CITY OF PEACE AND JUSTICE
In The Hague, tens of thousands of people are working every day to build a more peaceful and just world. People come to The Hague from all over the world to work together on solutions to global problems. With the Peace Palace at the centre of it all, The Hague is truly the international city of peace and justice.
The Hague regularly features in the world news because international legal cases are tried in the many courts and tribunals, such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. But The Hague is more than courts, tribunals and palaces. The special status of the city draws many government leaders, knowledge institutions, non-profit organisations, businesses and students. Here, they work together, share their knowledge and develop new ideas. And here in The Hague, political leaders and diplomats come together to discuss and resolve international disputes and head off armed conflict.
The Hague is then also a logical choice for international conferences. In 2014, 53 international leaders visited the city during the biggest conference ever held in the Netherlands, the Nuclear Security Summit. And in 2018, the biggest international conference for young people, One Young World, will be held in The Hague. Delegates will grapple with such international issues as justice, peace and the environment.