Welcome to the website of the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the United Nations in New York.
United Nations Human Rights Council Member 2020 - 2022
After a successful and intensive year at the United Nations Security Council, the Kingdom of the Netherlands is now a member of 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.