20 December 2017
NGO International Alert opens office in The Hague
The non-governmental organization (NGO) International Alert has recently opened an office in The Hague with the help of the Municipality of The Hague and The Hague Business Agency (THBA). The NGO was founded in 1986 to help people find peaceful solutions to conflict. It works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. The new office will mainly be used for designing and coordinating projects all over the world.
Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor The Hague: ““We are very proud that International Alert has chosen for The Hague. They are a natural fit in the City of Peace & Justice. In particular, the issues that they tackle preventively and repressively are a valuable addition to our city’s existing activities. We wish them a warm welcome.”
Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert: “We are thrilled to be opening our new office in The Hague. The city’s focus on peace and justice, and its history of support for innovation and diverse partnerships, makes it a natural fit for us as a global peacebuilding organisation. As conflict rises across the world, we need now more than ever to redouble the efforts of all those who seek to build peace. We look forward to contributing our small part to the city’s amazing legacy.”
Rwanda: Fractured Lives. © Carol Allen-Storey/International Alert. International Alert’s work in Rwanda has brought together survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide
In the last years, the organization has been actively working towards peace in several areas, from working towards locally-owned, inclusive and sustainable peace and development in the Philippines to reducing stigma against those affected by Boko Haram in Nigeria. It has also offered psychological support to children in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey and worked to build peace through women’s economic empowerment and participation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Hague, international City of Peace & Justice
International Alert operates in over 20 countries and territories. The NGO adds to the increasing number of NGO’s and International Organizations settling in the city. Earlier this year, research institute Decisio* showed that the number of jobs created by or related to international organisations increased with 62% between 2004 and 2016.
*Decisio publication ‘De economische impact van international organisaties, international scholen en kennisinstellingen, 2016/2017’
About International Alert
International Alert is a leading peacebuilding organisation that works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace, working in over 20 countries and territories around the world. www.international-alert.org