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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

Extra aid for Yemen, Iraq and the Lake Chad region

Living conditions for millions of people in Yemen, Iraq and the Lake Chad region are continuing to worsen. The Netherlands is ...

News item | 19-09-2016 | 00:00

The 2016 Human Rights Tulip: public voting starts today

Who will receive the Human Rights Tulip this year? Public voting for this Dutch human rights award opens today. Until 7 September ...

News item | 29-08-2016 | 12:30

International coalition launched for LGBTI equal rights

In Uruguay on Wednesday an international coalition was launched for equal rights worldwide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

News item | 14-07-2016 | 15:55