U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Thank you, Mr. President.
The United States welcomes the distinguished delegation, which includes three ministers, from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
We commend the Netherlands’ longstanding commitment to the promotion of democracy and human rights.
We recommend that the Kingdom of the Netherlands:
- Devote additional resources for the protection and integration of members of national, racial, and ethnic minorities across the Kingdom, especially among vulnerable refugee and asylee populations, and to counter crimes and threats of violence against these groups, especially those motivated by antisemitism or anti-Muslim bias.
- Strengthen efforts to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons from violence or threats of violence.
We wish the Netherlands a successful UPR and look forward to continued cooperation at the HRC as they stay engaged as active observers. I thank you.