The International City of Peace & Justice
Ever since the first international peace conference was held in The Hague in 1899, our city has been a great asset for peace and justice on a global level. Every day, people in The Hague work towards creating a more peaceful, just and safe world.
The city has become a haven for social enterprises, non-profit organisations and impact startups from around the world. As the seat of the Dutch government, The Hague is a hub for sustainable development. Over 300 international organisations and countless knowledge institutes are based here.
In and around The Hague you will find a large network of over 300+ international organisations and countless knowledge institutions. Among those are:
- International NGO Safety Organization (INSO)
- Center for Civilians in Conflict
- The Hague Conference on Private International Law
- Centre for Humanitarian Data (UN OCHA)
- Clingendael Institute
- NATO CIMIC Centre of Excellence
- Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation
- The Hague Institute of Innovation of Law
- Centre for Innovation (Leiden University)
- The latest addition to our ecosystem is ‘The Hague Hearing Centre’, meant for commercial dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration. This new establishment is proof of The Hague’s ambition to stay at the forefront of this sector.
A number of hubs provide access to communities of groundbreakers where partnerships and collaborations are formed to develop innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
New technologies pave the way for innovations in the fields of peace, justice and humanitarian action and The Hague was recently named one of the 5 fastest-growing tech hubs in Europe
The Hague Humanity Hub opened its doors in 2018 to provide a unique platform for inspiration, cooperation, and co-creation. It aims to become the world’s leading community of people working towards to a more peaceful and just world. The Hub hosts small and large non-profits, social entrepreneurs, international organisations, think tanks, network organisations and academic institutions.
All this makes The Hague the hot spot for accessing relevant networks, gaining and sharing knowledge, and building relevant partnerships.
Why The Hague
The Hague is delighted and proud to welcome new organisations who contribute to this mission and is seeing a continuous influx of new International Organisations and NGOs.
The Hague: attractive location for events
In the past years, The Hague has hosted several international summits in the field of peace, justice and security:
- One Young World (2018)
- Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2019)
- Innovating Justice Forum (2020)
- One Conference (2022)
- World Justice Forum (2022)
- GIIN Investor Forum (2022)
- The GovTech Summit (2022)
- More on our partner organisation's page The Hague Convention Bureau
Got a question?
Speak directly with our Impact Economy and NGOs Business Advisor Diana Eggleston at firstname.lastname@example.org.