Policy Update

Dutch development minister spearheads Amsterdam Conference Declaration on mental health and psychological support in humanitarian settings

Dutch development minister Sigrid Kaag inaugurated the first conference on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in Amsterdam on October 8- 9, 2019. The Netherlands plus 23 other countries and 10 international charities agreed upon and signed the Amsterdam Conference Declaration on MHPSS, articulating 37 minimum requirements for emergency assistance to address the mental health and psychosocial support needs of people affected by emergency situations and protracted crises.

Press release - Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation

Amsterdam Conference Declaration - Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation