UN's 75th anniversary - a hopeful celebration in these difficult times
“The Hague plays a leading role in achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16: peace, justice and strong public services. In The Hague tens of thousands of people are working every day to build a more peaceful and just world. As a mayor of this city, I also want to offer young people a platform to participate. After all, it is about the future they want and the UN they need.
Since 3 June 2015 Jan van Zanen has been the chairperson of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and as such he is also the co-president of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). He was sworn in as the mayor of The Hague on 1 July 2020.