The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP was initiated and is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.
On 15 September 2016, registration opened for non-resident Dutch nationals who are eligible to vote in the parliamentary election on 15 March 2017. Registration will remain open until 1 February 2017. The purpose of this message is to highlight a number of points, share some relevant documents and inform you about steps that the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has taken or plans to take.
This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
Op 15 maart 2017 vindt de verkiezing plaats van de leden van de Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal. U als kiesgerechtigde Nederlander in het buitenland kunt uw stem uitbrengen voor deze verkiezingen. Daarvoor moet u uzelf eerst registreren bij de gemeente Den Haag, ook als u uzelf al eens eerder heeft geregistreerd voor een verkiezing of referendum.
Foreign minister Bert Koenders and travel expert Floortje Dessing have launched a new central helpline for travellers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +31 247 247 247 for practical travel tips and assistance. Travellers abroad can also contact the Ministry online and via Twitter. It is estimated that about 3,000 people per day will use the new services.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a longstanding commitment to the UN. We strongly believe in our partnership for peace, justice and development with the UN and its Member States. We work with our partners towards a better common future. By seeking election to the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 period, we aim to make an even bigger contribution to building a more secure, just and prosperous world.