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Human Rights Day: what can embassies do?

Working through its embassies, the Netherlands promotes human rights and supports human rights activists wherever it can. But ...

News item | 10-12-2021 | 10:10

Peruvian photojournalist Atoq finds safe haven in Shelter City The Hague

Atoq, a Peruvian photojournalist, has begun a three-month residency in The Hague under the Shelter City programme. The programme ...

News item | 09-12-2021 | 16:13

Sexual violence to be tackled more swiftly and more often

Thanks to updates to legislation, more criminal cases involving the prosecution of rape, sexually transgressive behaviour online ...

News item | 06-12-2021 | 07:00

Fighting AIDS restores hope

Worldwide, 37.5 million people are living with HIV and AIDS. For more than 20 years, Els Klinkert has been committed to fighting ...

News item | 01-12-2021 | 13:15

Three quarters of Dutch citizens recognise NL-Alert thanks to test message

Three quarters of Dutch citizens (74%) who received an NL-Alert test message last year have learned to recognise an NL-Alert sent ...

News item | 30-11-2021 | 09:00

Evening closures and stricter measures during the day

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as during the past few weeks. Access to healthcare ...

News item | 26-11-2021 | 19:11

Gender-based violence is the biggest pandemic of all

Violence against women and girls is a huge problem. Both in the Netherlands and abroad. One in every three women worldwide ...

News item | 25-11-2021 | 13:30

Ridding the world of landmines

Every year landmines claim thousands of victims, often long after a conflict has been resolved. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

News item | 25-11-2021 | 12:48

Netherlands continuing to push for greener export finance

The Netherlands is working together with a coalition of countries to make global export finance even greener. This is the outcome ...

News item | 24-11-2021 | 17:28

High number of shell companies detrimental to the Netherlands, says Committee

Shell companies contribute little to the Dutch economy, impose a disproportionate cost on developing countries in terms of lost ...

News item | 22-11-2021 | 16:50