The Peace Palace: SDG 16 House
Monday, September 24, 2018
2:40 – 3:00pm
Hugo von Meijenfeldt, SDG Coordinator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
Dr. Bernard Bot, Chairman of the Carnegie Foundation and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
The Carnegie Foundation signed the SDG Charter of The Netherlands in September 2017, therewith committing to the promotion of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The promotion of peace is a central issue in these goals that were established by the United Nations. Sustainable Development Goal 16 focusses on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The Peace Palace is the international symbol of peace and justice. The Carnegie Foundation that owns and manages the Peace Palace, has the aim to use this iconic value as convening power to bring together actors from different backgrounds for dialogues on contemporary issues in peacebuilding, to foster understanding and cooperation, leading to a more peaceful world. Therefore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands will appoint the Peace Palace as official ‘SDG 16 House’, the first of its kind in the world. The launch of the SDG 16 House will be performed by SDG Coordinator Hugo von Meijenfeldt of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chairman Bernard Bot of the Carnegie Foundation.