Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

December 08, 2011 17:59 ET

Media Invitation: Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Netherlands Embassy Launch Partnership to Work Together on Promoting Human Rights

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2011) - Canada and the Netherlands are leaders when it comes to promoting and defending human rights both at home and abroad. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (under construction in Winnipeg) and the Netherlands Embassy are pleased to announce their formal partnership and the intention to jointly work in support of a number of fundamental rights.

On the eve of International Human Rights Day (December 10), the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will enter into one of its first international partnerships in an effort to collaborate on projects of international scope and further its mandate of enhancing knowledge about human rights and encouraging reflection and dialogue.

Mr. Stuart Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Wim Geerts, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Canada will sign a memorandum of understanding in Ottawa to facilitate collaboration for the promotion of human rights through joint projects and education.

WHEN: Friday December 9, 2011 at 12.00 hrs
WHAT: Media opportunity at signing of MoU between Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
12.00 - 12.30 hrs - signing of MoU followed by brief comments by Stuart Murray and Wim Geerts
WHERE: Residence of the Dutch Ambassador
344 Manor Avenue, Rockcliffe Park
WHO: Mr. Stuart A. Murray, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and H.E. Wim Geerts, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Following the signing of the MoU, Stuart Murray and Wim Geerts will be available for questions from the media.

Contact Information

  • For additional information or to schedule an interview:
    Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    Angela Cassie
    Director of Communications
    204 289-2110 or Cell: 204 290-3651
    angela.cassie@humanrightsmuseum.ca

    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Fenn Hinse
    Sr. Political Officer
    613 670 6046 or Cell: 613 316-8976
    fennigje.hinse@minbuza.nl