Open Letter to Authorities

Israel/OPT: Joint NGO letter urging Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resume Dutch funding for UAWC

60 NGOs, trade unions and other civil society groups from Europe and elsewhere have condemned the decision of the previous Dutch government to terminate its funding for the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC).
In a joint letter sent on 26 January 2022 to Dutch Foreign Minister Hoekstra and Dutch Development Minister Schreinemacher, the 60 organizations urge the current Dutch government to resume funding for UAWC. They do so with reference to an investigation launched by the previous government, which found no evidence at all that UAWC is in any way linked to terrorism.In addition, the 60 organizations call on the Dutch government to “firmly reject” Israel’s designation of Addameer, Al-Haq, Bisan Center, Defence for Children-Palestine (DCI-P), UAWC and the Union for Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) as “terrorist organisations”. “This is also relevant to preventing further politically-motivated designations by Israel, which would cause additional harm to Palestinian civil society organisations and human rights defenders”, they conclude their letter.Read the full letter here.


A Different Jewish Voice (EAJG)

Adalah Justice Project

Asociación Paz con Dignidad

Association «Pour Jérusalem»

Association Belgo-Palestinienne WB

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Association France Palestine Solidarité (AFPS)

Belgian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (BACBI)

BIZILUR-Lankidetzarako eta Herrien Garapenerako erakundea

Broederlijk Delen

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)

Charity & Security Network


Collectif Judéo Arabe et Citoyen pour la Palestine

Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche Orient (CPJPO)

Confédération française démocratique du travail (CFDT)

Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT)

Confédération Paysanne

docP – BDS Netherlands

EuroMed Rights

European Coordination Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP)

European Legal Support Center (ELSC)

European Trade Union Network for Justice in Palestine

Fagforbundet – Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees

Fédération Syndicale Unitaire (FSU)

Fresh Eyes – UK


Groupe d’amitié islamo-chrétienne (GAIC)

Human Security Collective

ICAHD Finland

Independent Jewish Voices Canada

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH, within the framework of
the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders)

International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – UK

Jewish Voice for Peace

Kairos Sabeel Netherlands

La Via Campesina

medico international

MRAP (Mouvement pour la réconciliation et l’amitié entre les peuples)


Nederlands Palestina Komitee

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


ODV Salaam Ragazzi dell’Olivo Comitato di Trieste

Palestine Legal

Palestine Link


Pax Christi Vlaanderen

Platform of French NGOs for Palestine

Sadaka – the Ireland Palestine Alliance


The Rights Forum

Trade Union Friends of Palestine

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Union Juive Française pour la Paix (UJFP)

Union Syndicale Solidaires

Viva Salud

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders)

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