United Nations Human Rights Candidate 2020 - 2022

After a successful and intensive year at the United Nations Security Council, the Kingdom of the Netherlands is now candidate for the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2020-2022.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a long and rich tradition of defending, promoting and upholding human rights. The duty to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms is enshrined in our constitution.

As a Council member, we will actively support the observance of all human rights, ranging from economic, social and cultural rights to civil and political rights. We are committed to tackling all forms of discrimination and protecting those in our societies who are most vulnerable. We will continue to raise awareness of the need to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, because we believe human rights apply to all people without distinction.

Please find our full pledge here.

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#KingdomNL reaffirms its commitment to the principles and purposes of the @UN charter #CharterDay pic.twitter.com/97CLYZJcdo

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The @UN Charter is an exceptional achievement in the annals of history. 74 years since the creation of the UN, the Charter still represents the best path we have for securing global peace, development and human rights. un.org/en/charter-uni… #CharterDay pic.twitter.com/O0i56eQHbX

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Today @UN meeting on Combatting Antisemitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate with Rabbi #YisroelGoldstein, @antonioguterres and @UN_PGA. #KingdomNL shares concerns about rising antisemitism that affect not only the Jewish community but also affects the society as a whole. pic.twitter.com/OKjAswKIFz

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