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2014

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1 Security Council Members Visit the Netherlands

A delegation of the United Nations Security Council is visiting the Netherlands on Aug. 10 and 11.

2 2014 Competitive Examination for Statistics Assistants - Applications Now

The competitive examination for Statistics Assistants is open to UN Secretariat staff members in the General Service and related categories as well as external candidates, who meet the education, work experience and language requirements as specified in the job opening posted on the UN Careers website.

3 Nominations opened for 2014 Human Rights Tulip

Starting this week, human rights defenders from around the world may be nominated for the 2014 Human Rights Tulip, the Dutch government’s human rights award. On 9 December the Minister of Foreign Affairs will present the prize and the accompanying bronze tulip-shaped sculpture to the winner.

4 Foreign Minister Timmermans: this is not a fight between Jews and Muslims

The Palestinian Authority must take the lead in a coalition of national unity in Gaza, writes Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans.

5 Air disaster MH17

The Netherlands is deeply shocked by the terrible air disaster involving flight MH17. We mourn all those who were on board, whatever their nationality. Our thoughts are with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The Dutch government is doing all it can to gain clarity for the victims’ families as swiftly as possible. The Netherlands is pressing for an independent and transparent international investigation and calls on all those involved to provide full and immediate cooperation. A crisis team has been set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. You can contact the Ministry on +31 (0)70 348 7770.

6 Dutch UN youth representative for Sustainable Development contributes to the High Level Political Forum on behalf of the Major Group for Children and Youth

On June 30th the second session of the High Level Political Forum [HLPF] held under the auspices of ECOSOC commenced. The HLPF has been given the mandate to monitor the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals. Ties Mouwen, Dutch UN youth representative for sustainable development delivered the following intervention on behalf of the Major Group for Children and Youth [MGCY] on the topic of sustainable production and consumption.

7 The Young Professionals Programme

Every year the United Nations seeks highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination.

8 New Treaty Database

The Treaty Database (‘Verdragenbank’) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a database containing information on treaties, such as their entry into force and the contracting parties, providing links to the texts of the treaties. Find more information in the pdf-document

9 Three Chinook helicopters to Mali

The Netherlands will add three Chinook transport helicopters to its contribution to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). In the vast area of northern Mali, the availability of transport helicopters is of great value to the UN mission. The helicopters will be used for medical evacuation, transportation tasks and tactical mobility.

10 Prime Minister Mark Rutte: ‘Satisfied with first day of NSS’

Speaking after the first day of the Nuclear Security Summit, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: ‘It was a good first day. As chairman of this NSS I’m very satisfied. This is only the halfway point, but I’m convinced we’ll be able to continue in the same excellent atmosphere tomorrow.’