The future of the city of peace and justice
The Hague is home to key international courts and tribunals, along with some 135 NGOs, which work successfully to make the world safer and more just for everyone. The city offers their staff a welcoming and productive environment. In order to ensure that this remains the case in future, The Hague and the Netherlands are working hard to retain the existing international organisations here while also attracting new ones. In the years ahead Dutch diplomats will continue to pursue the interests of the country and the city abroad, while The Hague will strengthen its relations with UN institutions and other cities that host them. By offering expats customised services, good accessibility, attractive neighbourhoods and good schools and cultural facilities, The Hague aims to make itself an even more attractive base for international organisations.
In order to ensure that international guests continue to feel welcome, appreciated and safe here, The Hague will strive to secure even broader support for its role as international city of peace and justice.
Strengthening the knowledge infrastructure is important to the city. Efforts being made in this area include expanding The Hague Institute for Global Justice (THIGJ) and the international law cluster.