This is the official Twitter Account of Yoka Brandt. The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 馃嚦馃嚤 to the United Nations 馃嚭馃嚦.

New York, USA
Joined May 2012
Yoka Brandt retweeted
In New York with Amb. Yoka Brandt @NLatUN to discuss @ifrc response in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and addressing the climate crisis and COVID-19 pandemic together. We are grateful for Netherland's support for stronger local humanitarian action to reach the most vulnerable in need.
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Yoka Brandt retweeted
Good to meet with 饾棓饾椇饾棶饾椆 饾棖饾椆饾椉饾椉饾椈饾棽饾槅 to discuss accountability for crimes committed in #Ukraine, #Darfur and by ISIS. 饾棪饾棽饾椏饾椂饾椉饾槀饾榾 饾棸饾椏饾椂饾椇饾棽饾榾 饾榾饾椀饾椉饾槀饾椆饾棻 饾椈饾棽饾槂饾棽饾椏 饾棷饾棽 饾椇饾棽饾榿 饾槃饾椂饾榿饾椀 饾椂饾椇饾椊饾槀饾椈饾椂饾榿饾槅. 饾棭饾椂饾棸饾榿饾椂饾椇饾榾 饾棻饾棽饾榾饾棽饾椏饾槂饾棽 饾椃饾槀饾榾饾榿饾椂饾棸饾棽.
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Today is World Water Day!馃挦 聽 Exactly a year from now, the Netherlands 馃嚦馃嚤 & Tajikistan 馃嚬馃嚡 will host the UN 2023 Water Conference. 聽 The first in almost half a century. 聽 We strive to make it a watershed moment for the world. And to do that, we need you! The countdown starts now.
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And on to the final leg of my working visit, with productive meetings with Governor Boekhoudt & Prime Minister Wever-Croes of Aruba 馃嚘馃嚰. We have spoken about climate change and the devastating impact it has on Small Island Developing States. #4Countries1Kingdom 馃嚦馃嚤馃嚘馃嚰馃嚚馃嚰馃嚫馃嚱
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Great meeting yesterday with the Prime Minister of Cura莽ao 馃嚚馃嚰 Mr. Pisas. We have spoken extensively about sustainable development & climate change, and how we can optimally promote Cura莽ao鈥檚 interests at UN馃嚭馃嚦 #Climatechange
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Inspiring conversations with St. Maarten鈥檚 馃嚫馃嚱 Youth Parliament, together with Prime Minister @PmSjacobs on how to achieve the SDG鈥檚 #thefutureisnow #Agenda2030
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One Kingdom, four countries:馃嚦馃嚤馃嚘馃嚰馃嚚馃嚰馃嚫馃嚱 Good to touch base in St. Maarten with Prime Minister Jacobs & Governor Holiday to discuss #climatechange and the unique challenges #SIDS facing. (饾棪饾椇饾棶饾椆饾椆 饾棞饾榾饾椆饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾棗饾棽饾槂饾棽饾椆饾椉饾椊饾椂饾椈饾棿 饾棪饾榿饾棶饾榿饾棽饾榾).
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Yesterday I presided over the first Bureau meeting of the @UNDP @UNFPA @UNOPS Executive Board of 2022 to prepare for the First Regular Session in February. Hope to work together on increasing UN 馃嚭馃嚦 impact in achieving the #SDGs and tackling #COVID-19 this year! #KNLBoard22
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Today I kicked off my Presidency of the @UNDP @UNFPA @UNOPS Executive Board by presiding over the first informal briefing of 2022 on the important work of @HDRUNDP to feed into the development paradigm, governance, policy- and decision-making of development to achieve #SDGs
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Yesterday I have been elected as President of the @UNDP @UNFPA @UNOPS Executive Board!馃帀 #KingdomNL 馃嚦馃嚤
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Yoka Brandt retweeted
Today #KingdomNL 馃嚦馃嚤 Permanent Representative @yokabrandt has been elected as President of the @UNDP @UNFPA @UNOPS Executive Board!馃帀
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Yoka Brandt retweeted
The view from the UN podium chairing the UN75 anniversary as VP of @PGA What an honor & treat for a girl from Bekaa who was first girl to go to high school and to university in her village.I wish my parents were still alive to see where the 1st words they taught me took me.
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Welcome back dear Amb @yokabrandt to #UNNY and many congratulations on being the Kingdom of @NLatUN first female PR to the UN. I very much look forward to working with you.
Warm welcome to our new Permanent Representatieve @Yokabrandt! #KingdomNL鈥檚 first female PR to the @UN. bit.ly/3hVI1Y9
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#Proud to have worked for more than 4 years for @UNICEF with amazing colleagues working for a better future for #children. It was an #honour
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On my last day in office in @UNICEF, I would like to welcome @justinforsyth as the new Deputy Executive Director #farewell #childrenfirst
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Hosted farewell luncheon for @yokabrandt Deputy Executive Director @UNICEF who becomes Secretary General @DutchMFA
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Yoka Brandt retweeted
Participating in the @UNICEF #EarthDay Raffle with Deputy Executive Director, @yokabrandt
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Great discussion on #innovation cooperation with @yokabrandt and Under-Secretary of State Ms Kalkku @Ulkoministerio
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Yoka Brandt retweeted
It's Sports 4 Development & Peace Day. @JCFoundation continues legacy @JohanCruyff to give children a chance 2 play!
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In My Life Centers girls feel comfortable & enjoy the freedom to express themselves. @unicefturk We are here in Urfa
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