The head of the work group of the United Nations researching Zwarte Piet, thinks the Netherlands should abolish the Sinterklaas tradition.
The United Nations are conducting an investigation into whether Zwarte Piet is racist.
Sigrid Kaag, a Dutch woman who at this moment works as assistant secretary general for the development program of the UN, is appointed to lead the disarmament mission of the UN in Syria.
The chemical weapons of Syria have to be destroyed. This was agreed by the US, Russia and Syria around half September.
The UN will cooperate in this mission with the OPWC, an organisation which is active with the forbidding of chemical weapons. OPWC is situated in The Hague.
Netherlands holds the fourth place on a list of 'happy countries' of the United Nations. Only Danes, Norwegians and Swiss are even happier.
King Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima received on Tuesday UN leader Ban Ki-moon and his wife at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The king has invited the couple to dinner at the palace. Princess Beatrix was also present, reported the Government Information Service (RVD).
The Netherlands Ministry of Defense will have to pay damages to soldier Dave Mat after being traumatized in the Dutch contingent of the United Nations in Srebrenica in 1995.