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The ban on plastic carrier bags in Kenya came into effect on 28 August 2017. All plastic bags (regardless of colour, thickness, size and purpose) are banned. The NEMA (National Environment Management Authority) is responsible for enforcing the new law, and is the only authority to issue warnings or penalties in case of non-compliance. Non-compliance is already in order in case one gets caught with a plastic bag in the car. After a first warning, a second offence can lead to a hefty fine or a jail sentence.
Food security is a priority theme of Dutch development cooperation policy. The Netherlands focuses on inter alia working towards an increase in sustainably produced food and better access to nutritious food. In Indonesia, there are several Food Security programs funded by and or managed via the Netherlands government, because as the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products and technology, the Netherlands has much to offer.
The prosecution of those responsible for downing Malaysia Airways flight MH17 can take place in the Netherlands. This was decided jointly by the countries whose law enforcement authorities are working together in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands. The criminal investigation, which is being conducted by the JIT, is still ongoing. At the appropriate time the Dutch Public Prosecution Service will take the necessary decisions concerning prosecution. The national prosecution in the Netherlands will be rooted in close and enduring international cooperation and support. The decision to opt for the Dutch national justice system is an important step towards bringing those responsible for downing flight MH17 to justice.
The Consulate General in Istanbul has a vacancy for a Senior Press and Cultural Affairs Officer.
Starting January 2017, a new four-year framework for international policy was introduced in the Netherlands. Turkey is the only country with priority for both the so-called ‘goal 1’ (a stronger cultural sector which will grow in quality through international exchange and sustainable cooperation which is both observed and appreciated abroad) and ‘goal 2’ (more room for the arts worldwide to contribute to a safer, more just and future-proof world). There is a strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluating the policy and (through this) making the results of the policies visible.
This task calls for substantial work by the department of Press and Cultural Affairs. It requires a motivated and able local colleague, who can combine knowledge of, and love for, culture with a keen sense for political and social developments.
Please follow this link for futher details on the job description and application procedures.
The Netherlands, Japan and the United Nations (UN) Environment will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands. Today, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment signed a Statement of Intent together with global partners of the new project. The Centre will address the growing need for support among countries, institutions and businesses for dealing with climate change adaptation issues, such as natural disasters and economic disruptions.
You can find the latest news on the formation of a new government at www.kabinetsformatie2017.nl (in Dutch).
The prosecution of those responsible for downing Malaysia Airways flight MH17 can take place in the Netherlands. This was decided jointly by the countries whose law enforcement authorities are working together in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands.