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18 Oct

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders invited a group of high-level experts at the Egmont Palace in Brussels to discuss the importance of including child protection issues in peace negotiations. Belgium has played a leading role in this field for years and remains committed as the chair of the UNSC Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) during its mandate in the Security Council in 2019-2020.

10 Oct

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders met with the Director-General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Antonio Vitorino.

10 Oct

Today we celebrate the European and World Day against the Death Penalty. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders repeats that Belgium remains strongly committed to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

09 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders condemns the Turkish military operation in Northeast Syria and calls on Turkey to call off the operation immediately.

09 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Defence Didier Reynders is pleased to announce that Belgium granted €1,266,196 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in order to strengthen civil nuclear cooperation and the Agency's capabilities.

27 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that, today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a new Belgian resolution on capital punishment.

26 Sep

Only by strengthening international cooperation can we successfully tackle global challenges such as peace and security, climate change, human rights, migration, digital transformation and sustainable development. This is the key message of Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo at the launch of the new 'Alliance for Multilateralism' today in New York, a Franco-German initiative that aims to strengthen international cooperation.

26 Sep

In recent years, the number of counterterrorism measures has risen sharply to cope with the increased international terror threat. These measures are necessary from a peace and security perspective, but can have undesirable consequences for humanitarian assistance. In the margins of the General Assembly, Belgium and the European Union call for more attention in coordinating the approach to terrorism and humanitarian action.

25 Sep

In the margins of the ministerial week of the UN General Assembly, Belgium and Congo Brazzaville jointly chaired a ministerial meeting to discuss regional security in the Great Lakes Region. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo called for more regional cooperation.

24 Sep

There is an urgent need to accelerate the implementation and financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. Otherwise, we will never achieve the objectives of Agenda 2030 by 2030. That's what Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo says at the start of the SDG Summit in New York, in which he is participating together with H.M. Queen Mathilde.