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Peace Palace celebrates 100 years as symbol of peace and justice

Next week sees the kick-off of international celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Peace Palace in The Hague. Seen throughout the world as a symbol of peace and justice, the historic building is home to the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law and the Carnegie Foundation.

For centuries the Netherlands has been committed to the peaceful settlement of disputes.

From 28 August to 21 September, the UN International Day of Peace, a variety of events are being organised to highlight the importance of continued efforts for global peace. Two days before the festivities begin, ten influential bloggers will arrive in the Netherlands to report on the celebrations and the ministerial conference on 28 August. During their week’s stay they will take part in workshops, discussions and interviews on peace and justice and the role of social media in promoting them.

The peaceful settlement of disputes will remain high on the international agenda after 21 September too. In the last week of September representatives from all countries will meet in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

For more information on the centennial celebrations visit the website. Social media users can follow #peace100 for a bloggers’ eye view of the events.