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1 Business Opportunities in het ambtsgebied van de ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in Port of Spain, Trinidad en Tobago

Op donderdag 2 februari vindt tijdens de Ambassadeursconferentie de Bedrijvendag plaats in de Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam.

2 The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference will be held 23– 25 January 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago conference attracts senior decision makers in the industry including the CEOs, supply chain, finance, and operations managers of the major upstream, midstream, and downstream operator companies.

3 Chocoa Conference the Netherlands

The 5th edition of Chocoa will take place from February 22nd until 26th 2017 in Amsterdam Chocoa brings together stakeholders from the entire supply chain, from cocoa farmers to chocolate consumers with the objective of increasing the market for ‘good cocoa and better chocolate’.

4 15 maart 2017 Tweede Kamer Verkiezing Stemmen in drie stappen / 15 March 2017 Parliamentary Elections Voting from abroad in three steps

Registreer u voor 1 februari 2017 bij de gemeente Den Haag. Als u vanuit het buitenland uw stem wilt uitbrengen op één van de leden van de Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal op 15 maart 2017 moet u zich eerst registreren bij de gemeente Den Haag. Dit is verplicht, ook als u dit voor eerdere verkiezingen hebt gedaan. Hoe kunt u zich registreren?

5 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

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.

6 The Netherlands Helps Developing Countries Digitalize Trade

To foster cheaper and easier trade, the Netherlands is making an effective electronic certification tool for agricultural products available to all UN member states. This will facilitate the export of vegetables, fruit and flowers, particularly from developing countries. The Netherlands announced its offer during the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ( UNCTAD) in Nairobi. "Paperless trade is the future," said Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen, who attended the conference. "The new system known as ASYCER, has been developed by the Netherlands and has proven to be successful. Digitalization enables faster processing by the Customs, giving a tremendous boost to efficiency."

7 European Film Festival Movietowne Trinidad and Tobago 11 - 24 May 2016

A founding member of the European Film Festival in Trinidad and Tobago, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was proud to participate in the 20th Anniversary of this major cultural event in collaboration with the European Missions in Trinidad and Tobago.

8 Aruba Conference On Public Private Partnerships

As the devastation caused by cyclone Winston has emphasized, the clock is ticking to secure a future for humanity and for our planet. The Paris climate deal was a historic step in the right direction, but we still have a long road ahead of us. Each country, no matter how small, can work towards a sustainable future. My country, Aruba, is one of the four countries that together make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Three out of the four countries of our Kingdom – Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten - are Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Although small in size, we have set ambitious aims for our future. Aruba, seeks to transition off fossil fuels by 2020. With this move we aim to become a fully sustainable, self-sufficient society. To achieve a sustainable society, close cooperation between the public and private sector is needed. Since 2009, under so-called public-private partnerships (PPP’s), Aruba has initiated a lot of sustainable projects in a variety of sectors such as renewable energy, infrastructure and logistics leading to a higher level of sustainable development. These have included the building of a windmill park, the roadway Green Corridor, the expansion of the hospital and the building of a complete new container harbour. I strongly believe PPP’s are crucial instruments towards a sunnier future for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

9 Online Course Global Water Challenges

The online watercourse H2Online will focus on the themes such as water and sanitation for all, water governance, water for food security and safe delta’s. The course will run for five weeks, from 15 February to 25 March 2016 with a time investment of approximately 4 hours a week. Each week, diverse media such as short video’s and articles will be placed in the learning environment, meant to stimulate questions and a deeper understanding of the themes. At the end of each week, a gate assignment must be fulfilled to proceed to the next week.

10 News for visa applicants for Dutch Caribbean

As from 1st January 2016, the Honorary Consulates in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia will no longer process visa applications for the Dutch Caribbean territories.