Peace Palace Centenary, 1913-2013: Programme


This year, the Peace Palace will celebrate its first Centenary. The Peace Palace has become the icon of The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. It is a beautiful building in which people are working on a daily basis towards world peace. The Peace Palace was built in 1913 with funds from a donation made by celebrated steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is home to a number of international judicial institutions, including the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice and The Hague Academy of International Law, which attracts law students from all over the world every summer. The Peace Palace is one of the most photographed landmarks of The Hague and is accessible to the public through guided weekend tours. The Centenary will be celebrated with conferences and events.

April 11
Commemoration of Thomas Mawson Landscape architect. Mawson was the architect of the Peace Palace gardens. A specially cultivated Daffodil will be named after him.*  

June 27
Hague Prize of International Law *, Inauguration of Centenary Rose *

August 28
Official Commemoration, Unveiling of Buste Bertha von Suttner, Presentation of Book 100 years Peace Palace

August 28-29
Conference by The Hague Institute for Global Justice: “Justice in Post Conflict States”

September 2-3
Symposium on Modern Philanthropy, in the footsteps of Andrew Carnegie

September 11
Musical “Peace of Me”, Koninklijke Schouwburg

September 13
Conference “Cartooning for Peace” with the cartoonist Plantu, in collaboration with Alliance Francaise  

September 14
MUN – Model United Nations for Young Professionals, organised by Nederlandse Vereniging Verenigde Naties

September 17-18
Conference UPEACE on International Water issues

September 19-20
Conference “Lessons Learned from Peace Treaties”, organised by Carnegie Foundation, Leiden University and Utrecht 1713 Peace Treaty

September 21
United Nations Day of Peace, International Day of Peace, Vredesloop Den Haag, organised by Like2Run

September 22
The Hague Peace Marathon, organised by The Hague Road Runners


*on invitation 

Disclaimer: This is a provisional programme, subject to change