The Hague is home to many peace organisations, so it was fitting that the first ever World Peace Flame should be sited in this city, outside its Peace Palace.
In July 1999 seven flames from five continents were united to form the World Peace Flame. Then in April 2004, a World Peace Pathway was built around it – each independent country in the world (196 of them) contributed a stone to the path, with the aim of reminding us all that world peace is the responsibility of each one of us.
Close to the pathway is a numbered chart of the path, identifying each country’s stone.
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