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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Starting this evening with a kickoff for a two-day session to decide the strategy for promoting equal rights for #LGBTI @UN in coming year. #KingdomNL is a strong supporter for equality and stresses that legislation is only the first step. Ultimate goal is social acceptance. pic.twitter.com/NMb6RN9N1w

10 hours ago
Netherlands at UN @NLatUN

.@CvNieuwenhuizen at @UN High Level meeting on Water & Disasters today in the #ECOSOC: "The most important is to keep looking ahead and adapting to changing circumstances. Continued attention to flood prevention and financing are crucial". See full speech: bit.ly/2Xtq0JN pic.twitter.com/KeacvZJeF6

15 hours ago
Netherlands at UN @NLatUN

The Dutch Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management @CvNieuwenhuizen is in NYC for sessions on Water & Disasters. This morning an intensified Indonesian-Dutch water Coll. was announced. #KingdomNL is happy to continue joint efforts on the water & climate adaptation agendas. twitter.com/MinInfraWaterN…

18 hours ago
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