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Gender-based violence is the biggest pandemic of all

Violence against women and girls is a huge problem. Both in the Netherlands and abroad. One in every three women worldwide ...

News item | 25-11-2021 | 13:30

Ridding the world of landmines

Every year landmines claim thousands of victims, often long after a conflict has been resolved. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

News item | 25-11-2021 | 12:48

‘We need to rid the world of landmines’

Most victims of landmines are ordinary civilians, and children are particularly vulnerable. This week the Netherlands is hosting ...

News item | 17-11-2021 | 16:11

Netherlands and United Arab Emirates step up economic cooperation

The Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have set up a joint committee to further strengthen economic cooperation. On ...

News item | 02-11-2021 | 14:45

King and Queen to visit Expo 2020 Dubai on the Netherlands’ national day

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend the official opening of the Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2020 ...

News item | 19-10-2021 | 15:00

Lilit Martirosyan, winner of the 2020 Human Rights Tulip, to open community centre for transgender people and sex workers

‘Since winning the Human Rights Tulip in 2020 I’ve felt stronger and more protected, knowing that the Dutch government is on my ...

News item | 15-10-2021 | 15:41

Government to deploy C-130 transport aircraft in Mali

Today the government issued a final decision on the deployment of a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (including crew and support ...

News item | 15-10-2021 | 15:20

Expo 2020 Dubai open: first world exhibition in Gulf Region

After being postponed for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai will finally open to visitors this ...

News item | 30-09-2021 | 09:06

Dutch innovations connect water, food and energy at Expo 2020 Dubai

To feed the growing world population, we need to rethink the way we use scarce natural resources. At Expo 2020 Dubai, the ...

News item | 30-09-2021 | 09:00

New Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence sworn in

On 24 September 2021 Ben Knapen (CDA) was sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp (VVD) as Minister of ...

News item | 24-09-2021 | 12:00