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Koenders to press for legal same-sex marriage throughout the EU

Foreign minister Bert Koenders plans to press for the recognition of same-sex marriage throughout the European Union. He said ...

News item | 16-06-2015 | 09:19

Nominations for 2015 Human Rights Tulip now open

Nominations for the 2015 Human Rights Tulip opened today. Until 15 July, anyone can nominate a candidate on the website ...

News item | 15-06-2015 | 16:30

Government approves action plan on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The cabinet has approved a plan of action for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, proposed ...

News item | 12-06-2015 | 16:02

Greater efforts needed to ensure respect and justice for all, says Koenders

‘Protecting global human rights means more than ticking off items on a list or making grand pronouncements. Instead of indulging ...

News item | 08-06-2015 | 16:17

Follow-up to Dutch initiative against trafficking of Filipinos

There is to be broad international action to stop the exploitation of Filipino workers worldwide. That is the substance of the ...

News item | 05-06-2015 | 16:03

Netherlands supports free press in words and deeds

Today is World Press Freedom Day. Freedom of expression and press freedom are essential to the correct functioning of a democracy ...

News item | 01-05-2015 | 13:39

Sjaak Rijke freed: Koenders pleased and grateful

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has expressed his delight at the news that Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke has been freed. Mr ...

News item | 07-04-2015 | 15:31

Koenders sounds alarm bell in UN Human Rights Council: ‘We must do our utmost to turn the tide’

Speaking at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, foreign minister Bert Koenders issued a call for action: ...

News item | 03-03-2015 | 16:22

Koenders to attend Human Rights Council and Disarmament Conference in Geneva

Tomorrow, foreign minister Bert Koenders will attend the opening of the UN Human Rights Council, where he will deliver a speech ...

News item | 01-03-2015 | 11:34

The Netherlands and Tunisia: committed to women’s rights in the Arab region

The Netherlands and Tunisia are to strengthen their cooperation on women’s rights. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development ...

News item | 06-02-2015 | 15:01