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Ambient Youthful Peacemakers Foundation – is a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization, which is registered in the Netherlands, center of Justice. Our organization aims to manifest the meaning of peace to people.

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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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Prepare International is a world mission group dedicated to seeing the Kingdom of God come more fully in our generation and the generations to come. We exist to help others SEE the Kingdom, ENTER the Kingdom and EXPRESS the Kingdom in every arena of life.

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.
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In the Netherlands the government has pursued a very successful environmental policy that has helped to curb pollution in rivers and lakes, decrease carbon emissions, and clean previously contaminated soil.1 The government is still in need of implementing reforms for the overall air quality, preventing the negative effects of climate change and combating the depletion of the nationâ's biodiversity.2 Since half of the Netherlands lies below sea level, the effects of climate change and flooding caused by rising temperatures could become very detrimental to existing infrastructures within the country.3 As a result, the Netherlands has recently launched the Delta Programme to help the government develop climate change policies.4

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1 http://www.government.nl/issues/environment
2 Ibid
3http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/04/netherlands-to-upgrade-flood-defences-to-cope-with-climate-change/
4 Ibid
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Netherlands News

NDTV 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is headed to US to meet President Donald Trump for the first time. The visit is a part of his three-nation tour -- PM Modi will visit Portugal, US and Netherlands -- which began today. On his first leg of the tour, he will ... See more..
Emerging Europe (registration) 
For Frederic Beigbeder, the author of L'amour dure trois ans, love lasts three years but things are rather different in the case of the love that the Netherlands and Romania enjoy. Their relationship started in 1880, when the two countries began a ... See more..
The Hindu 
Netherlands is aspiring to emerge as India's biggest partner in Europe following the Brexit-related changes taking place in Europe. Ambassador of the Netherlands Alphonsus Stoelinga said that during the working visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ... See more..
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Crux: Covering all things Catholic 
Meeting the king and queen of the Netherlands, Pope Francis returned a long-lost royal stick of William I, Prince of Orange, which until recently had remained ... See more..
The Columbus Dispatch 
Rick Steed, of Carriage Limousine Service, drives the body of U.S. Army Pvt. Eugene Appleby from Miller Funeral Home to South Lawn Cemetery in Coshocton. Appleby, who was killed in 1944 in the Netherlands, was buried Thursday after his remains were ... See more..
DutchNews.nl 
Amusement parks, beaches, islands, pretty villages… Here's a list of our lists of the best things to do in the Netherlands in the summer. One of the great thing about the Dutch coast is the sunsets, with the sun sinking into the sea. And they are not ... See more..
Forbes 
More than three months after indecisive parliamentary elections, Dutch political parties are still at loggerheads to find a government with majority backing in parliament. Following several permutations, and excluding the ultra-right PVV party of ... See more..
Condé Nast Traveler 
South Limburg is the southernmost landstreek, or region, of the Netherlands, jutting south into Belgium. It includes the Vaalserberg, the country's highest point and the place where Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands all meet. Just south of the city ... See more..
Narendra Modi (press release) (blog) 
PM Narendra Modi to visit Portugal, hold talks with PM Antonio Costa Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Washington D.C., hold talks with President Donald J. See more..
Eyewitness News 
Police made the bust in the Overberg town on Wednesday. About 253 boxes of cocaine worth nearly R400 million were seized. See more..
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Geography

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany
Area

Total 41,543 sq km
Land 33,893 sq km
Water 7,650 sq km

Climate

temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters
Natural Resources

natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

flooding
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution in the form of heavy metals, organic compounds, and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates; air pollution from vehicles and refining activities; acid rain

Demographics

Nationality
Dutch
Population
16,805,037 (July 2013 est.)
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The Dutch economy is the sixth-largest economy in the euro-zone and is noted for its stable industrial relations, moderate unemployment and inflation, a sizable trade surplus, and an important role as a European transportation hub. Industrial activity is predominantly in food processing, chemicals, petroleum refining, and electrical machinery. A highly mechanized agricultural sector employs only 2% of the labor force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports. The Netherlands, along with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 January 2002. After 26 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the Dutch economy - ...See More highly dependent on an international financial sector and international trade - contracted by 3.5% in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis. The Dutch financial sector suffered, due in part to the high exposure of some Dutch banks to U.S. mortgage-backed securities. In 2008, the government nationalized two banks and injected billions of dollars of capital into other financial institutions, to prevent further deterioration of a crucial sector. The government also sought to boost the domestic economy by accelerating infrastructure programs, offering corporate tax breaks for employers to retain workers, and expanding export credit facilities. The stimulus programs and bank bailouts, however, resulted in a government budget deficit of 5.3% of GDP in 2010 that contrasted sharply with a surplus of 0.7% in 2008. The government of Prime Minister Mark RUTTE began implementing fiscal consolidation measures in early 2011, mainly reductions in expenditures, which resulted in an improved budget deficit in 2011. In 2012 tax revenues dropped nearly 9%, GDP contracted, and the budget deficit deteriorated. Although jobless claims continued to grow, the unemployment rate remained relatively low at 6.8 percent. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$718.6 billion (2012 est.); $725 billion (2011 est.); $717.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

27.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 28.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 25.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Industries

agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing