Security and stability: the Netherlands and Switzerland
The Netherlands is your partner in promoting peace and stability.
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.
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
- 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.