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.
Zijlstra and Guterres discuss Netherlands’ membership of Security Council
16-12-2017 | 00:00
On Friday foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra spoke at length with UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Mr Zijlstra also attended...
Formal go-ahead for closer defence cooperation in EU
11-12-2017 | 00:00
The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council today officially decided to proceed with Permanent Structured Cooperation in defence (PESCO)....
Government provides extra funding to evacuate migrants from Libya
04-12-2017 | 15:15
The Dutch government is providing extra funding to give African migrants in Libya and other North African countries the chance...