Education is one of the four intervention sectors of the Belgian governmental cooperation, beside health care, agriculture and basic infrastructure. The third issue of Impact is completely devoted to this important sector, with specific attention for the niches where the Belgian Development Cooperation is making a difference.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will release 20 million euros in 2015 for core funding of 4 multilateral organizations active in humanitarian aid: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
On January 17, the European Year for Development (EYD) will be launched in Brussels. Under the motto "Our world, our dignity, our future", 2015 will become a special year, in which the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States will be presented to the European public. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo underlines the importance of increasing support in Belgium and Europe for the development agenda.