Proactive promotion of human rights, on moral grounds and out of conviction, is a key feature of our foreign policy. Justice, equality, humanity, respect, solidarity and love of others are values central to any civilized society that respects human dignity. They are values that we in the Netherlands cherish, and that we must promote to the rest of the world.
Now more than ever, we must make an extra effort to ensure that human rights remain at the top of the political agenda. In this regard, I am very pleased that PAHRA continues to face the new challenges and opportunities ahead in order to consolidate and expand its efforts for human rights.
Robert G. Brinks
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands