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The Netherlands looks back on a successful Expo in Dubai

Today, six months since its opening, Expo 2020 Dubai is closing for good. This also marks the end of the Netherlands’s ...

News item | 31-03-2022 | 14:38

Transgender people in Argentina and Colombia fight for equal rights

To mark Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March, the Dutch embassies in Argentina and Colombia are showing how they and their ...

News item | 31-03-2022 | 08:30

Share your ideas on the Netherlands’ new foreign trade and development cooperation policy

Are you active in the area of foreign trade and development cooperation? The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development ...

News item | 22-03-2022 | 15:33

What does an honorary consul do?

Honorary consuls aren’t professional diplomats, but they play an essential part in the Netherlands’ international network. They ...

News item | 22-03-2022 | 09:36

Flooding in South Sudan: ‘Simply building dikes is not the solution’

South Sudan is facing the aftermath of its worst floods since 1960. Over 835,000 people have been affected. Working with many ...

News item | 22-03-2022 | 09:04

What does NATO do? Foreign Affairs in plain language

The war in Ukraine ended a long period of peace in Europe. NATO is more important than ever. But what is NATO’s role in the ...

News item | 21-03-2022 | 13:14

Honorary consul in Bremen, Germany: Hylke Boerstra

Hylke Boerstra moved to Germany in 1959, at the age of 4. For over 20 years now, he has been the honorary consul in Bremen. Hylke ...

News item | 15-03-2022 | 09:55

Honorary consuls in Cambodia: Godie van de Paal and Billy Barnaart

Back at the very start of the coronavirus crisis the cruise ship Westerdam spent days on end criss-crossing the South China Sea. ...

News item | 15-03-2022 | 09:21

Honorary consul in Phoenix: Odette Bakker

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Odette Bakker was appointed honorary consul in the American city of Phoenix, Arizona. ...

News item | 15-03-2022 | 09:12

Women take the lead in the battle against climate change

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes it is important for women worldwide to have a say in climate policy, as only a diverse ...

News item | 14-03-2022 | 12:43