This section is geared toward a general audience that wishes to know more about Dutch policy on ethical issues. Here you will find a variety of brochures and fact sheets published by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with other ministries that explain our country’s policy regarding drugs, euthanasia, abortion, prostitution and same-sex marriages.
- Drugs Policy
- Euthanasia Policy
- Abortion Policy
- Prostitution Policy
- Same-sex marriage
The traditional objectives of Dutch foreign policy are maintaining good relations between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and other countries, protecting the country against outside threats and promoting a just world where peace, security, welfare and human dignity are guaranteed.
The foreign policy of the Netherlands not only strives to balance the nation’s own interests with broader values, such as human rights and peace, freedom, and prosperity for all nations, but also to be cohesive and effective, especially in the coordination of decision-making, organisation, and funding.
- Foreign Policy