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The Netherlands pledges extra educational support for refugee children

The government is to provide additional funding to educate children in emergency situations and long-term crises. This was ...

News item | 23-05-2016 | 00:00

Koenders speaks out against anti-LGBT laws in US

Speaking in Washington on Thursday evening, foreign minister Bert Koenders made forceful criticisms of recent legislation in a ...

News item | 13-05-2016 | 01:00

Human rights defenders from Azerbaijan find respite in the Netherlands

On Tuesday, human rights defenders Arif and Leyla Yunus arrived in the Netherlands after a testing time in Azerbaijan. Welcoming ...

News item | 21-04-2016 | 10:05

Koenders expresses sympathy in Rawagede

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders spoke on Friday with relatives of victims of the summary executions carried out by ...

News item | 25-03-2016 | 17:00

Koenders: we should reflect on our history with Indonesia

On Thursday foreign minister Bert Koenders was at the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, where he addressed a large audience of young ...

News item | 24-03-2016 | 09:12

Koenders voices concern at growing human rights repression in Egypt

Foreign minister Bert Koenders is concerned about the worsening human rights situation in Egypt. Freedom of expression, ...

News item | 24-03-2016 | 07:08

Koenders and Ploumen send envoy to Honduras

Foreign minister Bert Koenders and trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen are sending the Dutch ambassador in Costa Rica ...

News item | 06-03-2016 | 15:11

Koenders in Geneva for Human Rights Council and disarmament conference

On Monday foreign minister Bert Koenders will take part in the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council, where he will ...

News item | 26-02-2016 | 10:50

2015 Human Rights Tulip to be awarded to IRA-Mauritania

The 2015 Human Rights Tulip will be awarded on International Human Rights Day, Thursday 10 December, to IRA-Mauritania, an ...

News item | 08-12-2015 | 13:25

The Netherlands to support independent Russian-language media

The Netherlands is earmarking €1.3 million to support independent Russian-language journalism. According to Bert Koenders, ...

News item | 19-11-2015 | 07:02