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, co-chair Task Force on Justice, proud to launch #JusticeForAll report. 5.1 billion pple lack access to Justice. This is not acceptable. Minister @SigridKaag doubled target for Access to Justice and encourages countries to make commitments now. bit.ly/2LmRPOe pic.twitter.com/ixfzQyrwiF

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#KingdomNL is a proud donor of the Joint Programme of @UNDP & @UNDPPA. @LiseGvH: "The Joint Programme is a good example of inter-agency cooperation. To make the @UN more effective, we must connect development, peace-building and peace-keeping efforts". pic.twitter.com/qqPR6bn29n

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