Permanent Representation to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA

The Netherlands embassy to Ethiopia is also the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA, all based in Addis Abeba.

The African Union is the African intercontinental organization of 55 African states. For more information see www.au.int

IGAD, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, is the Regional Economic Community of the African Union in East Africa. The IGAD region comprises the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. For more information see www.igad.int

UNECA, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is one of five regional commissions. Its member states are 54 African nations. ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. For more information see www.uneca.org


Contacts within the embassy:

H.E. Mr. Bengt van Loosdrecht, Permanent Representative to the AU, IGAD and UNECA, Ambassador

Ms. Doris Voorbraak, deputy Permanent Representative to the AU, IGAD and UNECA

Ms. Hanna Idema, First Secretary AU, IGAD and UNECA

Lt. Col Mr. Leen van Hijum, Defence Attaché