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1 The Embassy is closed on Wednesday March 22

The Embassy will remain closed on Wednesday 22 March.

2 Report: Conference Sustainable Sourcing in the Garment Sector

On 29 September 2016, the conference on Sustainable Sourcing in the Garment Sector (SSGS) took place in Dhaka. SSGS convened 380 high-profile participants from over 190 organizations, to discuss sustainable versus unsustainable sourcing and showcase new sourcing practices that would be beneficial to all stakeholders in the garment value chain. The conference report is now available for download.

3 Opportunities for business development - the Blue Gold Innovation Fund.

The Blue Gold Innovation Fund makes it possible for Bangladesh and Netherlands based companies to try and test new innovative approaches and discover new pathways for the development of the Blue Gold polders in Bangladesh.

4 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.

5 ICRA COURSE ON AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION

Wageningen, the Netherlands 13 – 31 March 2017 (3 weeks). For more information please see Related Documents.

6 PROOFS Newsletter

The Dutch funded PROOFS project (Profitable Opportunities for Food Security) enables poor farmers to increase their income, improve their nutrition as well as their drinking water supply and sanitation. The program, which benefits and estimated 340,000 people in the north and south-west of Bangladesh, has for example enabled farmers to export potatoes to three countries. Through the following link the monthly newsletter for the PROOFS Vocational Education and Training (VET) program is accessible. We wish you reading pleasure!

7 SaFal Newsletter

SaFaL project is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and implemented by Solidaridad. The project is facilitating to improve the productivity of the smallholder farmers through improved farm management practices, improving access to quality inputs, reducing the use of agro-chemicals, and introducing new production practices. SaFaL is undertaking an integrated approach to make agriculture more productive through developing business models and creating employment opportunities for thousands of farmers and supply chain actors in southwest Bangladesh.

8 KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE 2017 -2018

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four autonomous countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten. Together, we are one UN Member State. We are deeply committed to promoting peace, justice and development in the world, and ready to serve as your partner on the UN Security Council.

9 Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2016. It envisions a Union that focuses on the essentials, creating growth and jobs through innovation, whilst simultaneously connecting with civil society. For more information please go to the the Netherlands EU Presidency 2016 website at eu2016.nl, or click on the video below.

10 Stemmen vanuit het Buitenland (in Dutch)

Nederlanders die in het buitenland wonen en niet meer ingeschreven staan in een Nederlandse gemeente, kunnen zich registreren om te stemmen voor het raadgevend referendum over de Associatieovereenkomst tussen de Europese Unie en Oekraïne. Ook als u zich al eens geregistreerd heeft voor eerdere verkiezingen is dit een verplichting.