The Netherlands plays an active role in preventing armed conflict worldwide and strengthening the international legal order by, for instance, participating in peace missions and supporting reconstruction in post-conflict countries. In addition, the Netherlands is host to the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
- The Netherlands' military missions
- An international approach to peace and security
- Middle East peace process
- Post-conflict reconstruction
Koenders describes report on mass executions in Syria as ‘horrific’
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders says that there must be no impunity for the mass executions carried out in Syria. He...
Government to extend scope of criminal law ban on impeding humanitarian relief
Impeding the provision of humanitarian relief during a non-international armed conflict is to be made an offence under the...
‘Two states only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict’
In the view of foreign minister Bert Koenders, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved by the creation of an...
Koenders calls on UN to take action
In a debate in the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday, foreign minister Bert Koenders called on the new UN...
Ploumen: women are key to making communities safer and more peaceful
Development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen wants women in conflict areas to be more involved in resolving social...