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Koenders calls on Turkey to follow the recommendations of the Council of Europe

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has called on Turkey to follow the recommendations made by the Council of Europe. The minister ...

News item | 19-05-2017 | 14:16

Koenders: equal rights for LHBTI worldwide are still a long way off

On Wednesday 17 May the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, a symbol of protest against homophobia, made an appearance at the Ministry of ...

News item | 15-05-2017 | 17:00

Koenders backs EU sanctions on military officials for use of chemical weapons in Syria

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has welcomed the European Union’s decision to impose sanctions on four high-ranking ...

News item | 20-03-2017 | 16:07

International meeting on Syria to be held in The Hague on 9 March

On 9 March the Netherlands and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will be hosting an ...

News item | 27-02-2017 | 16:30

Netherlands invests in boosting women’s organisations in southern countries

The Netherlands has launched a new fund called ‘Leading from the South’ (LFS) to help boost women’s organisations in southern ...

News item | 09-02-2017 | 09:00

Koenders describes report on mass executions in Syria as ‘horrific’

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders says that there must be no impunity for the mass executions carried out in Syria. He ...

News item | 07-02-2017 | 13:50

Netherlands supports UN evidence database on atrocities in Syria

The Netherlands will contribute money and expertise to the database being set up by the United Nations to gather evidence of ...

News item | 22-12-2016 | 00:40

Pakistani internet activist to receive 2016 Human Rights Tulip

This Saturday the Pakistani internet activist Nighat Dad will be presented with the Human Rights Tulip for 2016 by development ...

News item | 07-12-2016 | 17:00

Nighat Dad recipient of 2016 Human Rights Tulip

The 2016 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to the Pakistani internet activist Nighat Dad. Foreign minister Bert Koenders will ...

News item | 06-11-2016 | 10:48

Netherlands voices deep concern at threatened withdrawal from ICC by African countries

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has expressed deep concern that African countries intend to withdraw from membership of the ...

News item | 21-10-2016 | 19:00