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Strong foreign policy remains essential

At the State Opening of Parliament, foreign minister Bert Koenders emphasised that, if the Netherlands is to occupy a strong...

News item | 19-09-2017 | 15:15

Koenders requests UN support for reconstruction of St Maarten

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands met on Monday with representatives from...

News item | 18-09-2017 | 19:20

Foreign minister Bert Koenders and actor Johnny de Mol call attention in New York to plight of refugees

Actor and presenter Johnny de Mol will be going behind the scenes of global politics this week. At the invitation of foreign...

News item | 17-09-2017 | 00:00

Prime Minister Rutte and Ministers Koenders and Ploumen to attend 72nd session of UN General Assembly

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York from 19 to 21 September. Minister...

News item | 13-09-2017 | 18:00

The Netherlands to extend involvement in Mali, Iraq and Afghanistan missions

Next year, the Netherlands will continue its active participation in the UN peace mission in Mali, the international anti-ISIS...

News item | 13-09-2017 | 17:29

Koenders: ‘Time for Myanmar’s army and politicians to shoulder their responsibility’

According to the latest reports, a further 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, adding to the 400,000 Rohingya...

News item | 13-09-2017 | 14:00

Netherlands welcomes new UN sanctions against North Korea

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has welcomed last night’s unanimous decision by the United Nations Security Council...

News item | 12-09-2017 | 15:30

The final 3 candidates for the Human Rights Tulip 2017

The final 3 candidates for the Human Rights Tulip 2017 have been selected. The final winner will be elected by the Minister of ...

News item | 08-09-2017 | 10:15

Emergency aid for the Rohinghya

The government is making funds available to provide emergency aid to Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya population. Minister for...

News item | 08-09-2017 | 00:00

Koenders: international cooperation in Caribbean after Hurricane Irma

In Tallinn today, foreign minister Bert Koenders discussed the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean with his...

News item | 07-09-2017 | 00:00

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