Members of the United Nations
Aerial view of the Peace Palace, 1920–1940; Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
1943 sketch by Franklin Roosevelt of the UN original three branches: The Four Policemen, an executive branch, and an international assembly of forty UN member states
Main hall of the Peace Palace. The background is the entrance of the Courtroom of the International Court of Justice.
The UN in 1945: founding members in light blue, protectorates and territories of the founding members in dark blue
Inside the Peace Palace
Dag Hammarskjöld was a particularly active secretary-general from 1953 until his death in 1961.
Visitors Centre of the Peace Palace with a permanent exhibition
Kofi Annan, secretary-general from 1997 to 2006
Carnegie and the original plan of the Peace Palace
Flags of member nations at the United Nations Headquarters, seen in 2007
Vase given by Russia
Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet general secretary, addressing the UN General Assembly in December 1988
Andrew Carnegie
Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, demonstrates a vial with alleged Iraq chemical weapon probes to the UN Security Council on Iraq war hearings, 5 February 2003
William Randal Cremer
Current secretary-general, António Guterres
Ruy Barbosa
The ICJ ruled that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law.
Nelson Mandela
Under Sukarno, Indonesia became the first and only country to leave the United Nations.
Mahatma Gandhi
A Nepalese soldier on a peacekeeping deployment providing security at a rice distribution site in Haiti during 2010
Bernard Loder
The UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus was established in 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Jean Monnet
Eleanor Roosevelt with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1949
Jawaharlal Nehru
Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Programme reading the news that smallpox has been globally eradicated in 1980
Bertha Von Suttner
In Jordan, UNHCR remains responsible for the Syrian refugees and the Zaatari refugee camp.
The 2001 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN—diploma in the lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York City
Marking of the UN's 70th anniversary – Budapest, 2015

It houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library.

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The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, and has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague (home to the International Court of Justice).

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International Court of Justice

Emblem of the International Court of Justice
The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, seat of the ICJ
Audience of the "Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo"

The International Court of Justice (ICJ; Cour internationale de justice; CIJ), sometimes known as the World Court, is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN).

Seated in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, the ICJ is the only principal UN organ not located in New York City.

The seal of the Permanent Court of International Justice. The successor International Court of Justice adopted the seal as well.

Permanent Court of International Justice

The Permanent Court of International Justice, often called the World Court, existed from 1922 to 1946.

The Permanent Court of International Justice, often called the World Court, existed from 1922 to 1946.

The seal of the Permanent Court of International Justice. The successor International Court of Justice adopted the seal as well.
The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, home to the Permanent Court of International Justice
U.S. President Warren G. Harding, who had first suggested American involvement; the U.S. demanded a veto, however, and never joined.
The Permanent Court (bottom left) in the League of Nations organisation.
Max Huber, the first Vice-President and second President of the Permanent Court of International Justice

By a resolution from the League of Nations on 18 April 1946, both the Court and the League ceased to exist and were replaced by the International Court of Justice and the United Nations.

The Court first sat on 30 January 1922, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, covering preliminary business during the first session (such as establishing procedure and appointing officers) Nine judges sat, along with three deputies, since Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante y Sirven, Ruy Barbosa and Wang Ch'ung-hui were unable to attend, the last being at the Washington Naval Conference.

The Hague

City and municipality of the Netherlands, situated on the western coast facing the North Sea.

City and municipality of the Netherlands, situated on the western coast facing the North Sea.

The Binnenhof at the Hofvijver, 1625
Street in The Hague by Sybrand van Beest, c. 1650, Royal Castle in Warsaw
The Old City Hall of The Hague around 1900
The Ministry of Justice and Security building, opened in 2012
Detailed topographic map of The Hague, 2014
The Hague, divided into neighbourhoods
The Hofvijver and the buildings housing the States General of the Netherlands
View of the Hoftoren (left) and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (the triangular gable right)
The Hague City Hall
The Peace Palace houses the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of Arbitration amongst other institutions.
International Criminal Court
Meeting in the Hall of Knights during the Congress of Europe (9 May 1948)
The Hague's central financial district, Beatrixkwartier, with the modern tram viaduct called the Netkous ("Fishnet stocking")
Cars Jeans Stadion
Modern RegioCitadis tram on route 2, Loosduinen, April 2012
Internal view of The Hague Central station
The Ridderzaal inside the Binnenhof, the political centre of the Netherlands
Monument commemorating the founding of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Plein 1813
Noordeinde Palace
Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk

The International Court of Justice, the main judicial arm of the United Nations, is located in the city, as are the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Europol, and approximately 200 other international governmental organizations.

Scheveningen (59,000 inhabitants) is the wealthy northernmost district of The Hague. A modern beach resort, Scheveningen is a popular tourist destination. It has a long sandy beach and its own esplanade, pier and lighthouse, but also a Pathé cinema, a musical theatre, a casino and a special Museum for Scheveningen. The district also includes a fishing harbour. Notable buildings include the Kurhaus and farther inland, the Peace Palace.