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21 Sep
Press release

On the margins of the 72th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (VN) in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders participated in the annual ministerial meeting of the Friends of Mediation. This is a growing group of countries, now 47 strong, who, at the initiative of Finland and Turkey, seek to give political attention to mediation between parties in conflict areas. Conflict mediation has gained political importance now that the new Secretary General Antonio Guterres has made conflict prevention a priority.

21 Sep
Speech

Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders on 'Enhancing the role of Mediation in Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace' (New York)

21 Sep
Press release

Today is the International Day of Peace. A ministerial meeting on Youth, Peace and Security took place in the framework of the United Nations General Assembly. It was presided over by  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

21 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced that Belgium will cooperate with its partner countries, Benin and Senegal, to improve access to family planning services through the use of big data and satellite imagery. Belgian data company Bluesquare and the universities of Brussels and Namur will also participate. Today, Belgium, Benin and Senegal jointly present the partnership at the United Nations in New York.

21 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders took the floor yesterday at the United Nations Security Council during the debate organised by the Ethiopian presidency of the Council on the topic of “Reform of peacekeeping: implementation and monitoring”.

20 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders attended today in New York a meeting organized by Norway and Palau on ocean management. This debate on the sustainable use of marine resources was organised under the name  “The Oceans - a wealth of opportunities - high level dialogue on sustainable ocean management”.

20 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders chaired today the Ministerial Conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This Treaty establishes a comprehensive ban on nuclear testing. It was signed in 1996, but will only enter into force after the accession of a specific category of countries. Eight of them have not yet ratified the treaty: the US, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, China, Israel and Egypt. Every two years, a Ministerial Conference is organised to promote the Treaty’s ratification. This year, Iraq and Belgium were designated Co-Chairs of the Conference.

20 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders continues to follow the situation in Myanmar with great attention. He has taken note of Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech yesterday, in which she expressed regret over the suffering caused by the current conflict in Rakhine State. She has also committed to ensure the return of Rohingya refugees and condemned Human Rights violations.