Dutch armed forces operate in the service of peace and security all over the world by contributing to international missions. During missions, Dutch military personnel help reconstruct and development countries or regions where tensions and conflicts exist.
Dutch military personnel work together closely with the local population during missions in a civil-military cooperation.
The armed forces use information from the local population to assess the consequences of military action
The mission in South Sudan, for example, focuses on state-building, economic development, and human rights. Dutch armed forces are also participating in missions in Afghanistan, Mali, and Somalia.
Read more about the missions in which Dutch armed forces have been involved.