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Diplomat Magazine

For diplomats by diplomats

DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE “For diplomats, by diplomats”
Reaching out to the world from the European Union
First diplomatic publication based in The Netherlands.

Diplomat Magazine is inspiring diplomats, civil servants, and academics to contribute to a free flow of ideas through an extremely rich diplomatic life, full of exclusive events and cultural exchanges, as well as by exposing profound ideas and political debates in our printed and online editions.

Our staff is composed of volunteer contributing writers and staff; ambassadors, diplomats, dignitaries, members of Parliament, professors from recognized universities, international politic relations researchers, photographers, and the like.

All rights reserved in this magazine. Our contributing writers are allowed to publish their inputs in other publications without our permission but shall indicate Diplomat Magazine’s link and reference.

Diplomat Magazine is a non-profit organization. KvK number 57857490 / ISSN 2468-3477

Dr. Mayelinne De Lara

Meet our dedicated

Founders of Diplomat Magazine

First Head of Diplomatic Missions volunteer contributing writers, founders of Diplomat Magazine in June 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands.

H.E. Dr. Carlos Jose Arguello

Ambassador of Nicaragua, Dean of the Diplomatic corps.

H.E. Mr. James Lambert

Ambassador of Canada.

H.E. Mr. Martin Valentino

Ambassador of Malta

H.E. Mr Yasumasa Nagamine

Ambassador of Japan

H.E. Mr. Roberto Canzadilla

Ambassador of Bolivia, vice-Dean of the Diplomatic corps.

H.E. Mr. Huynh Minh Chinh

Ambassador of Vietnam

Dr. Eugenio Matos Gomez

Minister Counsellor

Charge d’affaires a.i. Dominican Republic Embassy


Founders at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Dr. Eugenio Matos, Minister Counsellor of the Dominican Republic, H.E. Dr. Luis Arias, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, H.E. Mr. Roberto Calzadilla, Ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, H.E. Mr. Martin Valentino, Ambassador of Malta, H.E. Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine, Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Roy Lie- Atjam, Diplomat Magazine’s Editor, Mr. Steven Hoogstraten, General Director Carnegie Foundation- Peace Palace.

Meet our dedicated

Volunteers members and contributors

Dr. Mayelinne De Lara


Henri Estramant

Diplomatic Adviser

Guido Lanfranchi

Associate Editor

Roy Lie Atjam


Eugene Matos

Associate Editor

Duke Michael of Mecklenburg

Associate Editor

Kim Vernaar

Chief Photographer

Hester Dijkstra


Roy Strik


Marian van Noort


Naldo Peverelli


Robert Huibert


Chris Ronteltap


Our staff is composed of volunteer contributing writers and photographers; ambassadors, diplomats, diplomatic spouses, judges, dignitaries, members of Parliament, professors from recognized universities, international politic sciences researchers, and the like.

Diplomat Magazine is a not for profit organization / All rights reserved


Postal Address: Zuid-Hollandlaan 7, 2596 AL, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

All members of our staff are and have been volunteers since the launching of our magazine in June 2013 in The Hague. Unless they receive a written authorization from Diplomat Magazine, our volunteer staff (including diplomats) never receive payments or reimbursements or salary for their inputs on DM. Volunteers, mentioned or not in our colophon are bound to this condition and other guidelines from DM. We fully comply to protect the volunteer participation of diplomats according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961. We also comply with standard regulations pertaining the volunteer participation of diplomats and the customary regulation of foreign ministries overseas, which allow the volunteer participation of diplomats in non-profit institutions like Diplomat Magazine.

The opinions emitted by our contributing writers are not necessarily those expressed by other volunteer staff or Diplomat Magazine itself.   Each volunteer staff is responsible for his/her own article/picture/image in the magazine. 

Pictures, images and articles written by our volunteer staff remains the property of Diplomat Magazine. Our photographers’ copyrights are fully transmitted in donation for the use of Stichting Diplomat Magazine. Pictures and articles submitted to Diplomat Magazine will remain the property of Diplomat Magazine as an act of donation and can be used for further Diplomat Magazine publications, also in our online, printed versions or our social media accounts without permission to the volunteer writer or photographer

Diplomat Magazine can also delete any article from our Web site without previous advice and without prejudice. Diplomat Magazine can delete from our colophon the name of any of our contributing writer or volunteer without previous advice and without prejudice.  

Our volunteers are not allowed to sign contracts on behalf of DM or legally represent or engage DM in obligations with third parties, directly or indirectly, unless they have a written authorization from DM’s legal administrators. All emails, messages, documents and internal issues in DM are strictly confidential