Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva Switzerland

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Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva

31-33 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta
1202 Genève

+41 (0)22 748 18 00

July 18, 2014 The Netherlands is deeply shocked by the terrible air disaster involving flight MH17. We moun all those who were on board, whatever their nationality. Our thoughts are with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The Dutch government is doing all it can to gain clarity for the victim's families as swiftly as possible. The Netherlands is pressing for an independent and transparent international investigation and calls on all those involved to provide full and immediate cooperation. A crisis team has been set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. You can contact the Ministry on +31 070 348 7770.

March 6, 2014 The Kingdom of the Netherlands is candidate for the UN Human Rights Council (2015-2017). At the Council’s 25th session the Netherlands Human Rights Ambassador, Mr Lionel Veer, stated that ‘the Netherlands believes that the Human Rights Council bears a great responsibility in the promotion and protection of human rights. Human rights need to be protected, both in our own country and internationally’