Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Meeting of government ministers,hosted by the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans to discuss LGBT rights issues

An unprecedented meeting of government ministers and hosted by the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, on September 26, 2013, called for urgent action to end the scourge of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The meeting of officials from close to a dozen countries was the first in which so many have come together to discuss LGBT rights issues at the United Nations.