The First World Conference on City Diplomacy took place at the Peace Palace in The Hague between 11 and 13 June 2008. Titled “The role of local governments in conflict prevention, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction”, it focused on the role local governments play in promoting dialogue, building mutual trust and delivering services, in cooperation with national governments, international organizations and civil society. NALAS was represented by the President and the Executive director. Around 400 participants in total coming from 70 countries attended, including the city government leaders of Kabul, Sarajevo, Gaza City, Medellin, Kigali and Freetown.
Conference on City Diplomacy in The Hague, 11-13 June 2008