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and is made possible by the invaluable support of our partners.

HagueTalks 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.

At HagueTalks we believe that looking at peace and justice from a variety of angles and perspectives sparks innovative thinking and acting. HagueTalks is convinced that both creative minds from within and beyond the working field of peace and justice can contribute to its dialogue and promotion.

Just Peace

From Friday 19 September to Sunday 21 September, The Hague will be abuzz with activities on the subject of peace and justice. Some of the highlights are: a series of debates or ‘Hague Talks’, the Peace Run, ONE Festival, International Open Doors Day as well as the World Press Photo exhibition. For the complete programme, please visit


The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. There are 160 international institutions and organizations in The Hague, employing more than 14,000 people who are committed to working towards world peace and global justice.


The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes, together with 150 Netherlands embassies and consulates, the interests of the Kingdom of the Netherlands abroad. It is likewise the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organizations.


The Hague Academic Coalition is a platform of academic institutions that work in the fields of international relations, international law and international development. It intends to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on research, education and public debate in support of the enhancement of international law, governance and negotiations towards global justice, peace and sustainable development.


The Hague Conference on Private International Law is an intergovernmental organization tasked with the development of multilateral instruments (e.g., treaties) focused on matters relating to private international law. The organization also offers a range of post-Convention services to facilitate and encourage the proper implementation and operation of the instruments it develops.

RNW Media

RNW Media uses media for change, connecting communities and change-makers through innovative use of media and training. We discuss sensitive topics in parts of the world where freedom of speech cannot be taken for granted. And we enable young people to make informed choices, because informed people shape a better future.


The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) educates its students to be world citizens: professionals who are capable of practising their profession from an international and multicultural perspective. The university has more than 25,000 students from over 140 different countries. Of its 53 bachelors and masters programmes, 12 are taught fully in English. The programmes are supported by 25 centres of applied research.


The International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague – which is providing our training facilities – is part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. It is a highly diverse international community of scholars and students from the global south and the north, which brings together people, ideas and insights in a multi-disciplinary setting to promote critical thinking and conducting innovative research to contribute to social justice and equity on a global level.


Young The Hague is a network of young professionals in the city. They are providing crew members on the day of the event to help visitors.


The Carnegie Foundation is owner and manager of the Peace Palace, including the Peace Palace Library. With financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they conserve the grounds and buildings of the Peace Palace which serves as location for this event.


IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition and help them drive change. Amid war, dictatorship, and political transition, IWPR forges the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthens local media institutions and engages with civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.

The Hague Security Delta

The Hague Security Delta is the largest security cluster in Europe. They form partnerships and create knowledge bridges with the main global security clusters in the USA, Canada, Singapore and South Africa. Besides, they have strong ties to the main European security regions and Brussels.

Humanity House

Humanity House is a place to see, hear and experience the human story behind disasters and conflicts. We aim to provide a platform and place of encounter for people, organisations and agencies that deal with humanitarian themes. In our Museum people experience what it’s like to live through a disaster or conflict, and our exhibitions explore related themes. Our education programs explain global problems to children and young adults.

Cartoon Movement

Cartoon Movement is an international platform for political cartoons and comics journalism, with over 300 professional contributors from more than 80 countries. We offer a daily dose of hard-hitting visual perspectives on the world and world news.

Museon Museum for Culture and Science

Museon Museum for Culture and Science hosts educational and attractive exhibitions and programmes to communicate with a broad audience. Museon aims at transferring knowledge about man and his relation with nature and culture and provides easily accessible information about topical themes and developments in science and society.

Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies.