The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State as well as being the residence of the Dutch Royal Family.
Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which makes The Hague one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva, Vienna and Addis Ababa. The Hague is also the seat of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the OPCW. In 2013, the OPCW won the Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.
In 2014 the Hague hosted the Nuclear Security Summit, a world summit aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. World leaders such as Barack Obama, David Cameron and Angela Merkel visited the Hague and complimented the city on its organising skills.
Therefore, The Hague is a perfect location for a Model United Nations conference. English is widely understood thorough the whole city. Furthermore, The Hague offers a safe environment for conference participants.
During your stay in The Hague you can enjoy many social and cultural activities both in and outside The Hague. Among others we recommend:
– The Mauritshuis, which houses many paintings by the Dutch masters Rembrandt, Steen, Hals and Vermeer, including his masterpiece Girl with the Pearl earring.
– The Peace Palace, which is home to a number of international judicial institutions, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or World Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the renowned Peace Palace Library, as well as the Hague Academy of International Law, which attracts law students from all over the world every summer.