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‘South Africa is being cut off during the busiest month of the year'

Han Peters was working at the embassy in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. Thirty years later he has ...

News item | 30-12-2021 | 10:36

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

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

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

‘We need to rid the world of landmines’

Most victims of landmines are ordinary civilians, and children are particularly vulnerable. This week the Netherlands is hosting ...

News item | 17-11-2021 | 16:11

Netherlands and United Arab Emirates step up economic cooperation

The Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have set up a joint committee to further strengthen economic cooperation. On ...

News item | 02-11-2021 | 14:45

King and Queen to visit Expo 2020 Dubai on the Netherlands’ national day

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend the official opening of the Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2020 ...

News item | 19-10-2021 | 15:00

Lilit Martirosyan, winner of the 2020 Human Rights Tulip, to open community centre for transgender people and sex workers

‘Since winning the Human Rights Tulip in 2020 I’ve felt stronger and more protected, knowing that the Dutch government is on my ...

News item | 15-10-2021 | 15:41