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The Hague International Open Day shows why The Hague is the city of Peace and Justice

Thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the Netherlands visited the 18 international organizations that opened their doors during the International Open Day on Sunday September 22 in The Hague. With unprecedented enthusiasm and commitment, these organizations have again put together impressive and educational programs. Doors that normally remain closed have now been opened. You had to do something for it. Queues, strict screening with check gates and no access without a valid ID. More than 6,000 visits had already been planned during the pre-registration. In addition, the OPWC, International Criminal Court, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and Hague Conference on Private International Law were also open to visitors without registration. With a huge turnout as a result.

The Hague International Open Day shows why The Hague can rightfully call itself the International City of Peace and Justice. It was exciting and interesting to see what work is being done to make the world a safer and better place. This way you could learn everything about, the different forms of justice, international security and human rights. Admission was free and the day was organized by the municipality of The Hague.

Saskia Bruines, Alderman for International Affairs: “We value the fact that people can see in practice what the city of Peace and Justice means.”

In the Museon, epicenter in the International Zone, Saskia Bruines (alderman for International Affairs) officially opened the day and gave the kick off to World Class The Hague 2019/2020. After the welcome from Willem Post (municipality of The Hague) and Peter de Haan (Museon), Laurien Koster (chairman of the Dutch NGO Coalition for Children’s Rights) started the lecture with around 80 international students.

In short, a very successful The Hague International Open Day. And we are already looking forward to next year!

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