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UPEACE The Hague chairman joins former EU leaders' call for Israel-Palestine two-state solution

15 Apr 2019 | The chairman of UPEACE Centre The Hague, Robert Serry, has issued an open letter together with 24 European politicians and former leaders, expressing concern over the present US policy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The letter, that was published by the UK newspaper The Guardian on Monday, urges the European Union to reaffirm its support for a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. Read more ›

Application deadline for UPEACE 2019-2020 extended until JUNE 1, 2019

15 Apr 2019 | The deadline to apply for a Master’s in 2019-2020 at the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica has been EXTENDED especially for interested students from Europe. Read more ›

UPEACE The Hague event brings together students with Dutch minister Kaag

14 Mar 2019 | What’s it like to study at the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica? More than 200 Dutch students found out on 8 March 2019 at an event organised by UPEACE Centre The Hague. The meeting took place in the new building of the Supreme Court of The Netherlands (Hoge Raad) in The Hague. Our special guest was the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, who delivered a keynote speech. Read more ›

Dutch students and UPEACE alumni to meet at UPEACE event with Minister Sigrid Kaag

05 Mar 2019 | UPEACE Centre The Hague will bring together Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag, hundreds of Dutch students and alumni of the University for Peace for a unique event on March 8. This meeting will take place within the building of the highest juridical instance of the country: the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in The Hague. Read more ›

Planning for peace in Eastern Ukraine: Report by UPEACE Centre The Hague presents scenario for UN Blue Helmets in Donbas

15 Oct 2018 | UPEACE Centre The Hague (UPH) presented a report in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, on the options and possibilities for deploying a UN peace-keeping force in the Eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas.  Read more ›

Studying at the University of Peace in Costa Rica: A tropical gateway to the UN

27 Apr 2018 | An interview with Robert Serry, chairman of UPEACE Centre The Hague, following his visit to Costa Rica's University for Peace. He returned with a special deal for students from Europe: a big reduction on the tuition fee, and the possibility for an internship with the United Nations. Read more ›

The Gaza Aquifer: A Dramatic Example of Failing Water Diplomacy

22 Feb 2018 | In line with UPH’s focus on water diplomacy issues, UPH Chairman Robert Serry took part in the Water & Peace Seminar organized by the IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education. In a keynote speech on 18 January 2018, he offered a “diplomat’s perspective” on transboundary water diplomacy, focusing on the water and sanitation crisis in Gaza. Read more ›

From Water conflicts to Water cooperation. The role of Water Diplomacy

07 Feb 2018 | What made Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, change his mind within one year on WATER? In March 2001 he told the world: “Fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future”. And in January 2002 he said: “the water problems of our world need not be only a cause of tension; they can also be a catalyst for cooperation….. If we work together, a secure and sustainable water future can be ours”. Read more ›

New chairman Robert Serry highlights plans and ambitions for UPH

12 Dec 2017 | During his long international career, Robert Serry has seen eye to eye with opposing parties in various conflict zones. These experiences inspired him to join UPEACE Centre The Hague (UPH) as its new chairman in October 2017. His main goal for UPH is to promote learning programmes in conflict management studies that bring together both academicians and practitioners. Read more ›

Projects

Two new publications on Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

07 Oct 2016 | Two new reports are published within the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”. The project is carried out in cooperation by the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX. Read more ›

New publication on access to justice in South Sudan

25 May 2016 | A new policy brief is published within the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”. The project is carried out in cooperation by the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX. Read more ›

Two new publications on South Sudan's process towards Reconciliation and Justice

28 Apr 2016 | Two new policy briefs are published within the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”. The project is carried out in cooperation by the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX. Read more ›

New publication on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Unity State, South Sudan

21 Mar 2016 | A new policy brief is published within the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”. The project is carried out in cooperation by the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX. Read more ›

Three new publications on conflict, justice and reconciliation in South Sudan

12 Nov 2015 | Three new reports have been published within the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”. The project is carried out in cooperation by the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX. Read more ›

University for Peace presents its Tri-annual Report before the UN General Assembly

23 Oct 2015 | On 19 October 2015, the Rector of the University for Peace (UPEACE), Dr. Francisco Rojas-Aravena, presented the Secretary-General’s Tri-Annual Report before the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly. Read more ›