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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
'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.