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Aruba delegation attends UN Human Rights session in Geneva

Aruba delegation attends UN Human Rights session in Geneva

Aruba, as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, attended a UN Human Rights session in Geneva in May.

Each member state of the United Nations undergoes an evaluation every four years, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a general and political instrument that the United Nations uses to supervise the implementation and progress realized by all member states on the subject of Human Rights.

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Canadian Embassy Organizes Commercial Visit To Aruba

Canadian Embassy Organizes Commercial Visit To Aruba

Oranjestad, February 2016: The Embassy of Canada based in Venezuela recently organized a commercial visit to the various Dutch Caribbean islands, and their first stop was Aruba.

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Colombians And Peruvians No Longer Require A Visa For Travel To Aruba

Colombians And Peruvians No Longer Require A Visa For Travel To Aruba

Oranjestad, March 2016: The Department of Foreign Affairs Aruba, in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, announces that, as of March 14, 2016, those carrying the Peruvian nationality, no longer require a visa to visit Aruba.

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Swiss Ambassador Breiter Visits Aruba

Swiss Ambassador Breiter Visits Aruba

Oranjestad, April 2016: The Swiss Ambassador based in The Hague, The Netherlands, Mr. Urs Breiter, accompanied by Swiss honorary consul based in Curacao, Mr. Michel Koch, recently visited Aruba as part of a visit to the Dutch Caribbean islands.

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Recently Appointed Kingdom Ambassadors Visit Aruba

Recently Appointed Kingdom Ambassadors Visit Aruba

The Government of the Kingdom of The Netherlands recently appointed three new ambassadors.

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Succesful policy dialogue on foreign affairs in the kingdom

Succesful policy dialogue on foreign affairs in the kingdom

The yearly policy dialogue on foreign affairs (BOBB) with the participation of the Directors of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Aruba Mr. Edwin Abath, Mr. Arthur Kibbelaar from Curacao, Mrs. Khalilah Peters from St Maarten, and Advisor Kingdom Affairs (MFA), Nout van Woudenberg, was held earlier this week. The consultations took place in St. Maarten, but Aruba participated via Skype connection and Director Abath was assisted by colleague Peter Davidse, Legal Advisor of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Meeting Between Aruba Member In Kingdom's Council Of State And The Director Of The Department Of Foreign Affairs

Meeting Between Aruba Member In Kingdom's Council Of State And The Director Of The Department Of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Hubert Maduro, Aruba member in the Kingdom's Council of State, recent visit to the island included a meeting with the new Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. R. (Andy) Lee. As part of his regular meetings with different departments,organizations and authorities he seized the opportunity to personally meet with the new Director of the Department.

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Department Of Foreign Affairs With A Special Presentation For The Honorary Consuls

Department Of Foreign Affairs With A Special Presentation For The Honorary Consuls

The Department of Foreign Affairs recently met with the honorary consuls who has jurisdiction for Aruba. This meeting & presentation was based on the initiative of Mrs. E. Williams, who heads the Political, Economic and Consular Services section of the department.

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Honorary Consul Of India Meets Director Of Foreign Affairs Department

Honorary Consul Of India Meets Director Of Foreign Affairs Department

Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs Mr. A. Lee recently met with Mr. R. Boolchand, Honorary Consul for India, Curacao, St. Martin and the BES islands. Honorary Consul Mr. Boolchand is based in Curacao.

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Human Rights Presentation For Members Of Kiwanis Club Of Palm Beach

Human Rights Presentation For Members Of Kiwanis Club Of Palm Beach

One of the tasks of the Department of Foreign Affairs is to function as an on island coordinator and report its findings to the UN office in Switzerland. Additionally, it also provides information to the community on Human Rights and the implementation of these rights in Aruba.

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