February 22, 2020

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ARARAT’s exhibition by Armenia

The biggest and most important Armenian exhibition since 2006. Come to see treasures never been outside of Armenia.

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Famous celebrity from the Netherlands Humberto Tan in Rwanda

Humberto Tan is a famous and well appreciated TV host in the Netherlands who presents several prime time TV shows at RTL, being the largest commercial TV broadcasting company in the Netherlands. Furthermore he is a well-know photographer and he has 378,000 followers on Instagram. Enough reasons for the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda and the Rwanda Development Board to invite him to discover the land of a thousand hills. Humberto Tan accepted the invitation and made a roundtrip in Rwanda this week and was very much impressed by Rwanda’s people, its culture and the places he visited like…

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New Year’s Reception for ambassadors in Berlin

On the image the ambassadors Gordan Bakota (Croatia), Elena Shekerletova(Bulgaria), Franc But (Slovenia), Luigi Mattiolo (Italy) Theodoros Daskarolis (Greece),Baron Maciej Heydel (Order of Malta), Baron Willem van de Voorde (Belgium). Picture by the Slovenian Embassy in Berlin. Monday, 13 January 2020, Bellevue Castle, Berlin, Germany: At Langhangsaal, the traditional New Year’s Reception hosted by the German Federal President, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in conjunction with the German Foreign Ministry was held for ambassadors and representatives of international organisations based in Germany.  For further information:http://www.bundespraesident.de/DE/Home/home_node.html#-gallery

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“Requiem for the Earth”

Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Peña presents“Requiem for the Earth” 18 to 22 January 2020, in several cities in the Netherlands.  In collaboration with the Embassy of Spain to The Hague, the renowned flamenco guitar player Paco Peña will give a performance of his piece Requiem por la Tierra, or Requiem for the Earth, in different Dutch cities. Paco Peña wrote this extraordinary piece in 2004. In it, he appeals to humanity to handle our earth carefully.  Paco Peña’s flamenco ensemble, two chamber choirs (Oost Nederlands Kamerkoor from Doetinchem and Musica Vocale from Wageningen) and four children’s choirs from the province of Gelderland…

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Culture for Peace

Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Diplomat Magazine’s Publisher and Dr. Sofija Bajrektarevic, Culture for Peace, Program Director, based in Vienna. On the margins of a major international media conference taking place in a very heart of Europe, metropolitan city of Prague, Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher of  Diplomat Magazine based in The Hague and Dr. Sofija Bajrektarevic, Culture for Peace, Program Director, based in Vienna, have met and thoroughly talked over topics of their mutual interests. Dutch partner stated many complementarities in the scope of the Diplomat Magazine actitvites with those of the Culture for Peace. By the next round of their bilateral…

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Dear Rachel

‘Dear Rachel’ in race for title Best Book of The Hague 2019 Reporter and the most known diplomatic editor in the Netherlands, Leo van der Velde not only writes about diplomatic and society news but also a weekly letter in AD Haagsche Courant to granddaughter Rachel (8) about The Hague then and now. On the launch of Lieve Rachel, his new book, last November in Pagan Bookshop, Rachel van der Velde received the first copy from grandpa Leo. This month Paagman bookstore have made a selection of 12 of the best books published in 2019. ‘Dear Rachel’ is on this shortlist now…

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Diplomatic and consular reception in Saxony-Anhalt

Ambassador Péter Györkös – Staatskanzlei Sachsen-Anhalt, Viktoria Kühne. Wednesday, 8 January 2020, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: Together with other members of the state government, Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff welcomed representatives from over 40 states to the traditional New Year’s reception for the Diplomatic and Consular Corps in Magdeburg. In his speech, Premier Dr. Haseloff expressed his hope that international cooperation would bring the idea of peace and good cooperation between peoples and nations to the world. He emphasised that 2019 had been a successful year for Saxony-Anhalt, referring to numerous investments, also from abroad. But there had also been events such as the…

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Visit Nepal 2020 launched worldwide

Ambassador Ramesh Khanal and Director Markus Potzel. Tuesday, 7 January 2020: All Nepali diplomatic missions worldwide as well as Nepal Tourism Board launched on the same day the concept for ‘Visit Nepal 2020‘; a partnership between the government and private sector to entice a record 2 million visitors to Nepal throughout this year. This is the third time that Nepal holds such a touristic scheme.  The year is committed to establishing the tourism industry of Nepal with a vision of making a reasonable brand picture of Nepal as travel and vacationer destination; backing up the tourism foundations of Nepal, enhance the growth…

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International conference: The Children Trains and Beyond

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 FebruaryThe Neo-Calvinism Research Institute (Theological University Kampen), Broederweg 15, Kampen On 6 and 7 February, the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute and the Department of Dutch Studies of the Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE) organize, with support from the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague, the conference “The children trains and beyond – Cultural, religious and political contacts between Hungary and the Low Countries in the Interwar Period”. During the interwar period intensive cultural, religious, political and personal contacts existed between Hungary, the Netherlands and Belgium. Many of these contacts can be traced back to humanitarian actions…

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ISS MA graduates

Congratulations to all ISS 2018/2019 MA graduates Monday 16 December, The International Institute of Social Studies bid farewell to 144 successful MA graduates in Development Studies. During the graduation ceremony, the fresh ISS alumni collected their well-deserved MA certificates. We wish them all success in their future endeavours! Photography by ISS.

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