The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival from 21-24 September 2017. With a wealth of activities, the city will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you.
You can take your pick from a number of festivities during the Just Peace Festival, such as running events, debates, concerts, tours and (photo) exhibitions. Sneak a peek behind the scenes at a number of international organisations working towards a better world when they open their doors to the public for 1 day. Children can take part in interactive workshops and even a treasure hunt in the Peace Palace.
During Just Peace discover how people in The Hague are working on peace and justice and join in. Just Peace is from 21-24 September 2017 in the International City of Peace and Justice.
A selection of the many events:
Peace Run 2017
On the 24th of September the Vredesloop will take place. The running event, located around the Peace Palace, will take the participants on a unique route along historical sights and monuments. It is possible for runners to enter in different categories. Runners can register for the Kids Run 1,5 and 2,5 K, 5 K Run The Hague or a 10 K run. The charity of the Peace Run The Hague is Unicef.
The Hague International Open Day
The Hague’s international organisations work hard at making the world a safer and better place. Of course, this work goes on behind closed doors within the walls of the many international organisations that have a home in this city, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, OPCW, Unicef and the courts in the Peace Palace. One day each year, you can visit these unique institutions. This year, The Hague International Open Day takes place on Sunday 25 September.
Hague Talks is a meeting place for creative minds, peace inventors and game changers in the field of peace and justice. It is a stage and breeding place for new ideas and perspectives, a forum for discussion and a starting point for concrete action.
Peace in the Park
Peace in the Park inspires citizens of The Hague to contemplate their personal relationship with peace and then practice it. Take inspiration from story time, tête-à-tête, music and a variety of other activities for young and old alike.
Enter the World of a refugee
Thankfully, most of us know about disasters and conflicts only from newspapers and TV. Such events occur elsewhere in the world, far away. In the Humanity House they bring you nearer. Embark on a journey through the museum and see, hear and experience personally what it must feel like to have to survive in an area affected by conflict or disaster.
Flags of Peace
Flags of Peace invites over forty reputable designers and artists from over forty different countries to propose their solutions to this undetermined icon. These newly created flags will be showcased at De Pier in The Hague where they will present an impression of what peace means to individuals in all corners of the world and how it should be symbolised.
Driving together for peace. GT Rally organizes the Rally for Peace for a third time in a row. Enjoy the car and the landscape. For classic and modern sportcars. Rumour has it start and finish will be at the ADO Stadium...