Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva Switzerland

Permanent Representation in Geneva

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The Permanent Representation represents the interests and ideals of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in a range of International Organisations in Geneva, dealing with human rights, arms control, trade and economics, health and humanitarian issues.

Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva

31-33 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta
1202 Genève

+41 (0)22 748 18 00

November 23, 2015 In the margins of the fourth annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, together with the International Trade Centre and the UN Global Compact, organized a side-event on “Sustainable Fashion: Empowering Women in Africa’s Fashion Industry’’. It involved a fashion show, in which tangible results were shown of women’s empowerment: beautiful African fabrics developed in cooperation between African micro-producers, often women, and brands that provide them with access to markets. The panel focused on how specific corporate sustainability policies and practices can contribute to women’s empowerment.

November 14, 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, the nightmare that unfolded in Paris last night is still reverberating loudly – in France and around the world – and at present the picture is still unclear. At this point, so soon after the attacks, the dominant emotions are of anger and disgust. What we know at this time is that perhaps as many as 140 innocent people have been killed in the most cold-blooded, barbaric and cowardly manner imaginable. Many dozens more are in hospital, severely wounded. Everything points to a well-planned and tightly organised attack, responsibility for which has now been claimed by ISIS. The spine-chilling reality of these attacks is now starting to sink in.