As a member of the UN Security Council in 2018, the Kingdom of the Netherlands wants to make an active contribution to international peace and security. The government of the Netherlands wants to work towards a Security Council that offers security and protection to people all over the world. The Security Council must deal effectively with conflicts and wars, not only by deploying well-equipped peace missions, but also by helping to prevent conflict in the first place by focusing on its causes. Read more about our membership.

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Dutch FM @HalbeZijlstra met UN Secretary General @antonioguterres & discussed wide-ranging partnership between NL & the UN on matters including peace operations, UN's reform agenda & Kingdom of The Netherlands' upcoming Security Council membership. pic.twitter.com/4ft4XsxBlw

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Minister @HalbeZijlstra briefed member states on the @Planetary_Sec Conference and #TheHagueDeclaration at #UNSC arria meeting on climate & security hosted by @ItalyUN_NY Read the full statement here: permanentrepresentations.nl/permanent-repr… pic.twitter.com/KYIBxJtcsJ

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Halbe Zijlstra @HalbeZijlstra

Had an excellent meeting with American SoS Rex #Tillerson. Cooperation with the US is essential for tackling global security challenges. Agreed that we will actively cooperate on matters such as North Korea and Venezuela. Also within the #UN Security Council and @NATO pic.twitter.com/wcaZQff5Oe

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