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11 Screening of the short documentary “Theo van Boven: A Tribute”

On Thursday April 3, the Netherlands Mission, in close cooperation with the Mission of Argentina and Human Rights Watch, is organizing a screening of the short documentary “Theo van Boven: A Tribute”. The documentary focusses on Professor van Boven’s time as director of the UN Division of Human Rights.

12 Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth to be held in The Hague

The Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands from 22nd to 25th April 2014.

13 Decent work for Women: A case for Living Wages

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Kingdom of the Netherlands cordially invite you to join an event on Decent Work for Women, to be held on the margins of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. This event will be held on the 10th of March, between 3 – 4:15 PM, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium at UN Headquarters.

14 Updated Media Note for Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released an updated media note about the logistical and practical arrangements for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2014), to be held 24 and 25 March in The Hague, the Netherlands.

15 Financial assistance to supervise Iran’s compliance with nuclear agreement

The Netherlands has pledged €300,000 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Alongside other countries, the Netherlands is making this contribution to enable the IAEA to verify whether Iran is complying with the interim agreement on restricting its nuclear programm

16 National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

The Netherlands Government has adopted a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in order to encourage the business community to respect human rights both in the Netherlands as elsewhere.

17 Nederland voorzitter Europese Unie in eerste helft 2016

Nederland bekleedt in de eerste helft van 2016 voor de twaalfde keer het voorzitterschap van de Europese Unie. De vorige keer was in 2004. In Nederland zullen de vergaderingen van het voorzitterschap plaatsvinden op één locatie: het Marine Etablissement in Amsterdam. Het gaat om vergaderingen met ministers en ambtenaren uit alle lidstaten van de Europese Unie.

18 Great respect and deep sympathy on the passing of Nelson Mandela

'There are no words for this moment; we can only look back with gratitude,' said Prime Minister Mark Rutte on hearing the news that Nelson Mandela has died.

19 Minister Schultz advocates UN water-issues programme

Today, at the opening of the International Water Week in Amsterdam, Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure & the Environment advocated a special UN program for water issues. Such a program would combine international knowledge on flood protection, the supply of sufficient clean water, and the treatment of waste water and could aid countries by providing concrete, innovative solutions.

20 The Netherlands to contribute to UN mission in Mali

At the request of the United Nations, the Netherlands will contribute to MINUSMA, the stabilisation mission in Mali. This was confirmed today by the government in a letter to parliament. The aim of this UN mission is to restore security and stability to the West African nation. The Netherlands will be deploying approximately 380 people to MINUSMA, and in principle they will remain with the mission until the end of 2015.