Security and stability: the Netherlands and Jordan

Security and stability in the Middle East are in the interest of both Jordan and the Netherlands. Since the rise of violent extremist organisations like Daesh and Al-Nusra the regional balance and cohesion have been seriously challenged. In order to bring about firmly established peace in the region the Netherlands engages in a number of initiatives, both in collaboration with international partners and bilaterally.

Examples include the Dutch (military) contributions to the Anti-Daesh Coalition and financial support to a number of organisations active in the fields of reconciliation and the prevention of violent extremism. These programmes may target different audiences, ranging from refugees to host communities and from local leaders to youth.   

Long-term cooperation

Lasting peace requires long-term cooperation with local and regional partners, so that we can respond when trouble spots emerge and prevent new conflicts from arising. 

UN missions

The Netherlands participates in United Nations (UN) missions to help promote peace and protect civilians. Since 1947 more than 125,000 Dutch troops have taken part in over 60 UN peace missions. 

The Netherlands also supports reconstruction efforts in countries affected by war.

UN Security Council seat

In 2017 and 2018 the Netherlands and Italy will share a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

During their membership the Netherlands and Italy will focus their efforts on:

  • conflict prevention
  • peacekeeping
  • the protection of civilians during conflicts
  • the rule of law 
  • the effects of climate change on peace and security.

Security and stability: the Netherlands and your country or region

For more information on this topic, contact the embassy or consulate.