July 23, 2018

El Centro Ana Frank at the Argentinean Residence

H.E. Aviv Shir-On, Ambassador of Israel and H.E. Hector Horacio Salvador, Ambassador of Argentina. By John Dunkelgrün. No name in the world evokes the agony and the suffering as a result of racial and religious discrimination more than that of Anne Frank, the 16 year old Jewish girl that after more than two years of hiding from the Nazi’s was deported, together with her family, to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp and murdered. Her very name is iconic from Japan to Argentina, from California to New Zealand, in the struggle against all sorts of discrimination. Every year millions of visitors…

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Matos receives high honors.

The Dominican Minister-Counselor to Uruguay, Dr. Eugenio Matos G. was recently recognized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, in Canada, the International Public Diplomacy Council and the Deanship of the Diplomatic Corps of Canada, for succeeding in international relations and fostering Public Diplomacy overseas. The distinction was made on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of the 1st Canada’s Ambassador of the Year and Public Diplomacy Awards 2018 (First Ambassador of the Year of Canada and the Public Diplomacy Awards). Dr. Matos is one amongst five heads of diplomatic missions that launched Diplomat Magazine in 2013…

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EU-Japan trade agreement signed

Donald Tusk and Shinzo Abe at the signing ceremony – Picture by European Union Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 25th EU-Japan summit: A historic agreement to bring about a future of free and fair trade between Japan and the EU was signed at Tokyo. The new Economic Partnership Agreement will lead to increased openness, transparency, and easier Japan-EU trade. This agreement will strengthen economic cooperation between Japan and the EU and, by creating new business opportunities, reinforce their competitiveness as mature yet innovative economies. The EPA is one of the largest and most comprehensive economic agreements that either the EU or Japan have…

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Rome Statute 20th Anniversary

(Left to right) ICC Registrar Mr Peter Lewis, ASP President H.E. O-Gon Kwon, President of Nigeria H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the high-level commemorations of the Rome Statute’s anniversary on 17 July 2018 ©ICC-CPI. Rome Statute 20th anniversary high-level commemorations generate strong calls for justice On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more than…

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Cameroon 46th National Day Celebration

On the picture Her Excellency Ms. Odette Melono, Ambassador of Cameroon with guests. In commemoration of Cameroon’s 46th National Day, Cameroon’s Head of Mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Her Excellency,  Ambassador Mrs. Odette Melono on May 25th 2018 hosted a Diplomatic Reception at Marriott Hotel in the city of The Hague. Many Ambassadors and Heads of missions in the The Hague; representatives of The Hague based international organisations; Dutch businessmen, as well as Cameroonians resident in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, including representatives of Cameroonian political parties CPDM and MRC. attended the ceremony….

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Burundi celebrates her 56th Anniversary of Independence

The Ambassador of Burundi, H.E. Ms. Vestine Nahimana with burundais and friends of Burundi. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 14 July 2018, H.E. Ms. Vestine Nahimana, Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi in the Netherlands delivered a discourse on the occasion of her country’56th Independence Day. This is what Her Excellency had to say in French: Tugire Amahoro N’intahe Yo Kwikukira. Nous sommes ici rassemblés pour célébrer le 56ème anniversaire de l’Indépendance de notre chère Patrie. Le thème retenu pour cette année est : « Renforçons l’Indépendance acquise du Burundi par l’unité et le travail, source du développement ». Au nom du Gouvernement…

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International Conference for Iraqi Judges

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi , Ambassador of Iraq in the Netherlands welcoming the participants. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Netherlands along with the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC/TPB) has organized a two days international conference/workshop for Iraqi Judges on the accountability of ISIL/ Dae’sh crimes in Iraq. The venue was the Embassy of Iraq in The Hague on 11-12 July 2018. The workshop brought together a delegation of senior Iraqi judges, the Chief Justice(CJ) dealing with terrorist cases involving ISIL / Dae’sh in Iraq…

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ICC and Ecuador hold High-Level Seminar

Participants of the regional Seminar in Quito on 7 June 2018 ©Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador.   20 years of the Rome Statute: ICC and Ecuador hold High-Level Seminar on Cooperation in South America  On 7 and 8 June 2018, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) and the Government of Ecuador, with the support of the European Commission, held a high-level regional seminar to foster regional cooperation in Quito, Republic of Ecuador. The event, titled “The ICC and South America: Opportunities and challenges for cooperation and the exchange of experiences within the framework of…

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Canada Day 2018

H.E. Ms. Sabine Nölke, Ambassador of Canada. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Ambassador of Canada in the Netherlands H.E. Ms. Sabine Nölke and Mr. Chris Ram hosted a garden party on the occasion of Canada’s 151st Anniversary of Confederation on June 28. Celebrations took place at Canada House – Villa Groot Haesebroek, Wassenaar in the Netherlands. Contrary to last year’s inclement weather, it has been a bright and sunny afternoon. For additional Kim Vermaat’s pictures, please open the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157697351456301 Ambassador Nölke warmly welcomed her many guests, a very diverse gathering and delivered a captivating welcome address. In part,…

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NATO Summit July 2018 at Brussels

Family picture at NATO Summit July 2018 – Picture by NATO Statement by NATO  The twenty nine Allied leaders took a series of measures to continue NATO’s adaptation to a more demanding security environment, including a new readiness initiative which will see thirty mechanised battalions, thirty air squadrons and thirty combat vessels ready for use within thirty days. Allies also enhanced NATO’s command structure with new commands for the Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia, and for support and logistics in Ulm, Germany. A new Cyber Operations Centre will also be created at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium….

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