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Russia and Ukraine: questions and answers about the situation on the border

The situation on the border between Ukraine and Russia remains precarious. Talks are ongoing between diplomats, military ...

News item | 25-01-2022 | 19:34

Netherlands to address Russia's role in the downing of MH17 at hearing before European Court of Human Rights

At a public hearing in Strasbourg, the Netherlands will explain the application it has lodged with the European Court of Human ...

News item | 24-01-2022 | 19:55

'Our future is in Europe'

Wopke Hoekstra explains what he is aiming for in the coming years as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

News item | 12-01-2022 | 14:59

New Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation sworn in

On 10 January 2022 the members of the fourth Rutte government were sworn in. The new Minister of Foreign Affairs is Wopke ...

News item | 10-01-2022 | 15:42

‘South Africa is being cut off during the busiest month of the year'

Han Peters was working at the embassy in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. Thirty years later he has ...

News item | 30-12-2021 | 10:36

Human Rights Day: what can embassies do?

Working through its embassies, the Netherlands promotes human rights and supports human rights activists wherever it can. But ...

News item | 10-12-2021 | 10:10

Peruvian photojournalist Atoq finds safe haven in Shelter City The Hague

Atoq, a Peruvian photojournalist, has begun a three-month residency in The Hague under the Shelter City programme. The programme ...

News item | 09-12-2021 | 16:13

Fighting AIDS restores hope

Worldwide, 37.5 million people are living with HIV and AIDS. For more than 20 years, Els Klinkert has been committed to fighting ...

News item | 01-12-2021 | 13:15

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