Committed to Peace and Justice
The Netherlands is the only country in the world where promoting international law is enshrined in the constitution. The Kingdom is strongly committed to the international legal order and works actively to promote peace and development worldwide. The Netherlands seeks a world in which people everywhere can be sure that justice will prevail. The Dutch dedication to international law has made The Hague the headquarters of numerous multinational legal institutions. The Hague is home to no less than 160 international institutes and agencies, employing 18.000 servants of peace.
The Netherlands works closely with the global community to advance legal structures and values that protect those without their own voice. The Netherlands also plays a role in preventing and resolving conflicts through its involvement in international peacekeeping missions. The Dutch commitment to peace and justice helps form the foundation of a more equitable, peaceful and stable world.