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1 Netherlands elected to UN Human Rights Council

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was today elected to the Human Rights Council for the 2015-2017 period by the UN General Assembly. Foreign minister Bert Koenders welcomes the Netherlands’ membership of the council. ‘What happened today underlines the importance the Netherlands places on human rights worldwide,’ said the minister.

2 Memorial in Holyhead

A statue has been unveiled in Holyhead to commemorate the links between Anglesey and the Netherlands during World War Two.

3 Remembrance Ceremony Brothers in Arms Veterans

The Remembrance Ceremony of the Bond van Wapenbroeders (Brothers in Arms Veterans of the Netherlands) will be held at the Netherlands Field of Honour on Friday 7 November 2014.

4 Bert Koenders appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs

King Willem-Alexander has appointed Bert Koenders as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr Koenders was sworn in by the King at Noordeinde Palace on Friday 17 October 2014.

5 Newton's Cottage

Commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, Newton’s Cottage is a flagship project as part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s arts and culture programme, which creates world-class art for everyone to enjoy in and around the Park.

6 Citizenship Ceremony

Welkom to our new nationals! Today, the Dutch ambassador welcomed 6 new Dutch nationals during a citizenship ceremony.

7 #Tulipsforliberators

The Tulips for Liberators project takes the next step today with the ceremonial planting of the first of two flower mosaics in Linconshire.

8 Round Table on Waste Management

The economic department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London organised an Exploratory Anglo-Dutch Round Table on Waste Management Synergies on 15 September 2014.

9 Speech From The Throne

On 16 September, King Willem-Alexander addressed the joint session of the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament and set out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session in the ‘Troonrede’ (Speech from the Throne).

10 Investigation Crash MH17

The Dutch Safety Board, an internationally formed independent commission, has issued the preliminary report on the investigation into the crash of MH17 on Tuesday September 9, 2014. The Dutch Safety Board is investigating the accident to flight MH17 which occurred at Thursday 17th of July 2014 in the region of Donetsk (Ukraine).