The Peace Justice and Security Foundation was set up in 2016 in The Hague. The goal of the Foundation is to educate, promote and create awareness about the ideals of Peace, Justice and Security globally and across all age groups and communities. Additionally, provide an information hub and platform – through The Hague Justice Portal – for the public and institutions in The Hague and other stakeholders to stimulate a more inclusive dialogue on peace, justice and security.
Education and active community engagement around the world are key to creating a bottom-up and inclusive approach to knowing and addressing the problems of injustice, inequality and impunity. As recent news stories and developments have highlighted, any injustice, lack of accountability or insecurity anywhere in the world affects us all. By establishing and using interactive educational centres in different regions around the world, the Foundation will not only bring education about peace, justice and security to the people, but it will also empower them; and especially the children and youth, to generate a new stream of consciousness for positive change. With its educational centres, the Foundation will reach and engage a wider audience, stimulate a more inclusive dialogue, enrich the lives of our fellows and call for action.
The Foundation was co-founded by Ms Florence Olara, Mr Philipp Amann and Mr Mark Dillon.
“A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other.” Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace” (Hague Agenda for Peace & Justice for the 21st Century).