Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders opened an international seminar at the Royal Military School in Brussels on the "Security Implications of Emerging Climate Altering Technologies". The event was organised in the framework of the Belgian mandate 2019-2020 in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). It reflects the importance that Belgium attaches to the link between security and climate.
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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.
Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders met with the Director-General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Antonio Vitorino.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.