"En procédant au dépôt de l'acte de Sa Majesté la Reine des Pays-Bas portant la ratification sur la Convention concernant la reconnaissance de la personnalité juridique des sociétés, associations et fondations étrangères, ouverte à la signature à La Haye, le 1er juin 1956, je soussigné, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères des Pays-Bas, déclare au nom du Gouvernement de la Reine que, en ce qui concerne le Royaume des Pays-Bas l'expression «territoires métropolitains», utilisée dans le texte de ladite Convention signifie «territoire européen», vu l'égalité qui existe au point de vue du droit public entre les Pays-Bas, le Suriname et les Antilles néerlandaises."
By an instrument dated 26 April 1965 the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands notified its intention to bring the Convention into force with regard to Suriname, in accordance with Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Convention.
18 October 2010
The Kingdom of the Netherlands consisted of three parts: the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles consisted of the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
With effect from 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist as a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Since that date, the Kingdom consists of four parts: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Curaçao and Sint Maarten enjoy internal self-government within the Kingdom, as Aruba and, up to 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles do.
These changes constitute a modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will accordingly remain the subject of international law with which agreements are concluded. The modification of the structure of the Kingdom will therefore not affect the validity of the international agreements ratified by the Kingdom for the Netherlands Antilles. These agreements, including any reservations made, will continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The other islands that have formed part of the Netherlands Antilles - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba - became part of the Netherlands, thus constituting 'the Caribbean part of the Netherlands'. The agreements that applied to the Netherlands Antilles will also continue to apply to these islands; however, the Government of the Netherlands will now be responsible for implementing these agreements.
25 July 2012
[...] declare [...] that,
for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the term "metropolitan territories"
used in the text of the said Convention means "European territory", in
view of the relations which exist under public law between the European
part of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Saint Maarten and the Caribbean
part of the Nletherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and