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  • Belgian photographer tops “My Green City” category in Metro Photo Challenge

    11 Dec News item

    For the first time since the launch of the world's largest photo contest ten years ago, a Belgian participant wins the first prize. Bernard Caelen’s photo of a young girl growing an urban garden was selected from 37,000 entries by an international jury. His photo was judged the best entry in the category dedicated to promoting the work of the United Nations, in the 10th edition of Metro Photo Challenge.

  • Belgium sends mobile laboratory in fight against Ebola in Guinea

    05 Dec Press release

    On Friday, the Council of Ministers agreed on the deployment of a mobile laboratory in Guinea to help fight the propagation of the Ebola epidemic. The government has received the expected insurances from France, whereby the security of the Belgian team is guaranteed. The Ministers Didier Reynders, Alexander De Croo, Steven Vandeput and Jan Jambon authorized B-FAST, known for its expertise in the coordination of humanitarian aid, to facilitate the deployment of the mobile laboratory.

  • Ebola response: Belgium-US coordination

    30 Oct Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, the Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Maggie De Block and Ebola coordinator Dr. Erika Vlieghe met on Thursday 30 October with Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations. Ambassador Samantha Power conducted the past few days a field visit to the three West African countries most affected by Ebola: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. She shared her experiences with the two Belgian ministers.

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