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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

Koenders urges Burundi to prevent large-scale violence

The Burundian government must do everything it can to prevent civil war in the African country. Those were the words of the ...

News item | 18-11-2015 | 18:35

Koenders: broad-based dialogue on human rights with China

The Netherlands and China recently held a broad-based dialogue on safeguarding human rights. The situation in both countries was ...

News item | 18-10-2015 | 00:00

International Commission on Missing Persons to be based in The Hague

Foreign minister Bert Koenders signed an agreement today establishing the headquarters of the International Commission on Missing ...

News item | 05-10-2015 | 15:17

Relieved Minister Koenders announces release of hostage Anja de Beer

Relieved Minister Koenders announces release of hostage Anja de Beer

News item | 10-09-2015 | 20:39

The 2015 Human Rights Tulip: public voting starts today

Human Rights Tulip

News item | 09-09-2015 | 11:45

Koenders: ‘We can’t turn a blind eye to the refugee crisis’

European countries must join forces to solve the refugee crisis, says foreign minister Bert Koenders. He is discussing the ...

News item | 04-09-2015 | 16:35

Koenders urges release of Syrian human rights activists – heroes of our time

On Sunday, the UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, foreign minister Bert Koenders called for the ...

News item | 30-08-2015 | 16:04