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Innovations for Peace and Justice: Tackling SDG 16 in a Digital Age

On the occasion of the recent launch of The Hague Humanity Hub and HumanityX, The Hague Municipality hosted a network meeting for professionals working on international peace and justice in the wider Washington D.C. and New York areas. The meeting was organised as part of a US visit by The Hague’s deputy-mayor, Mrs Ingrid van Engelshoven.

The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness about the opportunities that emerge from the Data Revolution for the peace and justice sector; to showcase some of the work that has already been done in the United States, and to strengthen the emerging innovator communities of digital pioneers working on data-driven innovation for the sector.

Lab CEO Sheldon Himelfarb and Deputy Mayor of the Hague Ingrid van Engelshoven provided opening remarks, while the World Bank's Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, Mahmoud Mohieldin, delivered the keynote address. A panel consisting of experts from Google, Planet Labs, Georgetown University, MITRE Corporation, and the International Commission on Missing Persons discussed what needs to change in the next 5 years in order for organizations focused on SDG 16 "Peace and Justice" to catch up to Silicon Valley. 

Follow the conversation using #innoSDG16.

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