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Government invests in fight against child labour

The government and business community and civil society organisations are joining forces in the Fund Against Child Labour (FBK), ...

News item | 12-06-2018 | 15:33

Dutch government invests in human rights

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News item | 28-05-2018 | 13:47

UN Security Council votes unanimously on Dutch initiative to ban starvation as a weapon of war

On 24 May the UN Security Council voted in favour of a resolution to ban the use of starvation as a weapon of war. The resolution ...

News item | 24-05-2018 | 16:06

Netherlands to sound alarm on Syria in UN Security Council

On Tuesday Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok, as UN Security Council President, will sound the alarm on the situation in Syria. ...

News item | 27-03-2018 | 10:27

Netherlands working in Security Council to help people of Yemen

Under the Netherlands’ presidency, the UN Security Council has spoken out about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. ‘By doing so,’ ...

News item | 15-03-2018 | 20:00

Voting opens today for 2017 Human Rights Tulip

Starting today, everyone can cast a vote for one of the nominees for the 2017 Human Rights Tulip, an annual prize awarded by the ...

News item | 28-08-2017 | 18:45

Netherlands and Sweden demand access for aid workers in Yemen

The Netherlands and Sweden have called on the warring parties in Yemen to guarantee humanitarian organisations free, direct ...

News item | 28-06-2017 | 13:53

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