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New support for press freedom at international conference hosted by foreign minister Stef Blok

More than 50 countries have pledged in a statement, The Hague Commitment to increase the Safety of Journalists, to independently ...

News item | 09-12-2020 | 19:36

58 countries stand up for press freedom at conference in The Hague

On Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December, ministers from 58 countries will take part in an international conference on press ...

News item | 08-12-2020 | 12:27

Introducing the European Human Rights Ambassadors: A Joint Blog

Would you like to meet us or ask a question? Join us for a virtual webinar on 18 November 2020 at 15:30 CET. Save the date in ...

News item | 13-11-2020 | 13:50

Final three nominees Human Rights Tulip 2020

The Government of the Netherlands is honoured to announce the final three nominees for the Human Rights Tulip of 2020. After ...

News item | 13-10-2020 | 16:16

The Netherlands holds Syria responsible for gross human rights violations

Today the Netherlands announced its decision to hold Syria responsible under international law for gross human rights violations ...

News item | 18-09-2020 | 11:34

International cooperation essential to the Netherlands’ security and prosperity

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that our security and prosperity are directly dependant on global ...

News item | 15-09-2020 | 15:16

Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kaag allocates €1mn emergency aid for Greece

Minister Kaag (Foreign trade and development) has allocated 1 million euros for emergency aid to Greece. The funds are intended ...

News item | 09-09-2020 | 18:32

Join the Dutch Government for World Water Week At Home

Join the Dutch Government for World Water Week At Home 2020

News item | 19-08-2020 | 19:25

Explosion in Beirut: ‘You put your own feelings on hold’

On 8 August former ambassador Hester Somsen flew to Beirut, ready to act after an enormous explosion devastated the port area.

News item | 19-08-2020 | 10:01

Hedwig Waltmans-Molier has died in Beirut

It is with dismay and great sadness that we report the death of our colleague Hedwig Waltmans-Molier (1964–2020). On Saturday 8 ...

News item | 08-08-2020 | 10:59