Published On: Wed, May 28th, 2014

Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation 2014

Dutch ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – The consultation between the parliaments of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten will take place in The Hague from Tuesday, June 3rd until Friday, June 6, 2014.

The three delegations will be received by the President of the Dutch Senate (First Chamber), Ankie Broekers-Knol and the President of the House (Second Chamber), Anouchka van Miltenburg. The delegation of members of the Senate will join the other delegations in a plenary meeting in the conference room of the Senate. All delegation leaders will each hold a short speech and talk about the issues of Health care and integrity of government within the Kingdom.

Afterwards the four delegations will meet in the Troelstra Hall of the House to continue their deliberations on the subject of education and economic opportunities in the Kingdom.

Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5 will be used for working visits the work experience project in Amsterdam, respectively the Children's House in Leiden. During those days there will also be discussions on the topics of energy, human trafficking and youth. On Wednesday, there is also a reception hosted by Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the program.

This year, the final declaration of the Kingdom Youth Parliament (KJP) will also be added to the topics children and youth, education and economic opportunities. The KJP was one of the activities of the celebration of 200 years of the Kingdom. 50 youngsters debated for three days about important issues for them in the Kingdom of now and in the future. Central topics were education and culture, children and sustainable economic development.

The inter-parliamentary consultation will close on Friday with the adoption and signing of agreements and a joint press conference of the four delegations. This can be followed via live stream on the website of the House, www.tweedekamer.nl. The press conference is in the Troelstra Hall and starts at 14:00.

The discussions between the delegations are public and can be followed via a live stream - depending on location - on the website of the Senate and of the House.

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