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1 European Commission to visit Amsterdam

The European Commission is visiting Amsterdam to mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. On January 7, Prime Minister Mark Rutte will receive the members of the European Commission at the National Maritime Museum.

2 The Netherlands Commits to Historic Climate Change Agreement in Paris

A new UN climate accord was approved in Paris on Saturday. The EU, including the Netherlands, approved the agreement.

3 IRA-Mauritania Wins Human Rights Tulip for Work to Abolish Slavery

IRA-Mauritania, an organization working to abolish slavery in the North African nation of Mauritania, will receive the Dutch government's 2015 Human Rights Tulip on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10.

4 Dutch Military Honors Longtime Service with 'Officers Cross'

Faithful to military tradition, the “Officers Cross” was awarded around the world yesterday to active and reserve military officers in the Royal Netherlands Navy, Army, Air Force and Marechaussee, including eight Dutch officers in the United States.

5 Minister Hennis and Secretary Carter discuss Dutch-US defense relationship

Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert met with Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon earlier this week.

6 'We don't see climate change as a threat, but as an opportunity'

Kitty van der Heijden, ambassador for Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, took part in an international panel about 'Global Solutions to Climate Change' last week.

7 Learn How to Become a United Nations Supplier at EU-UN Seminar

The 13th annual EU UN procurement seminar will take place in New York City Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016, for companies that want to become successful suppliers to the United Nations.

8 Dutch Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visits US and Canada‏

Dutch Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert will visit Canada November 20 and 21 to participate in the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF). After the HISF, Hennis will visit the US.

9 Kitty van der Heijden joins international panel on 'Global Solutions to Climate Change'

Kitty van der Heijden, Ambassador for Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, joins an international panel to speak on 'Global Solutions to Climate Change'.

10 Celebrating centuries-long strong Dutch-US ties on Dutch-American Heritage Day

November 16th marks Dutch-American Heritage Day. On this day in 1776, the Andrew Doria, a small American warship, sailed into the harbor of St. Eustatius, a Dutch island in the West Indies. The Andrew Doria’s voyage to St. Eustatius came just four months after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain.