This Thursday 20 January, Dorien Nijs will travel to Strasbourg and the European Parliament where she will present Belgium's citizens' panel recommendations at the plenary session (21 and 22 January) of the Conference on the future of Europe. Sophie Wilmès, in her capacity as Minister for European Affairs, will be present at the Brussels-Midi railway station this morning to express her support and wish her good luck.
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Travel Update (23/12/2021)
All travel to Ethiopia is currently strictly discouraged due to the unpredictable security situation, except transit through Addis Ababa International Airport. Military confrontations are taking place in several locations in Ethiopia, but currently not in the vicinity of Addis Ababa.
If you are currently in Ethiopia, consider leaving the country. The situation can change rapidly. Keep yourself informed of the situation. At any time, it may become difficult to leave Ethiopia and consular assistance may become difficult to provide.
We advise all Belgians in Ethiopia to register on Travellers online.
Due to security threats, Belgian authorities had to stop the evacuations from the airport. Belgium continues to work with its partners to find a solution for Belgians and beneficiaries in Afghanistan. You can look at security information updates in our Afghanistan travel advice in Dutch or French.
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Faced with its colonial past in Central Africa, Belgium has decided to embark on a necessary journey of research, truth and memory. The research project concerning the segregation suffered by the metis from Belgian colonization for the implementation of the parliamentary resolution 'Metis' is taking place in two phases. After a first phase, which started on September 1, 2019, a cooperation agreement has just been concluded between the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the State Archives, on a detailed historical research on the role of the authorities in the way metis were treated during the colonial period.
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister for Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir reiterate Belgium's commitment to the protection and promotion of all human rights for everyone.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant a voluntary contribution of 400,000 euros to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for a programme to combat illicit arms trafficking in North Macedonia. Illicit arms trafficking from the Balkans remains a major concern for Belgium in order to ensure security in Europe and the region.
Belgium provides concrete support for the implementation of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel minesPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant 300,000 euros to the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines.
25 November 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender-based violence'. This campaign runs from 25 November (International Day against Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) and aims at eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.
Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is going on a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from November 23 to 28. The visit focuses on women's rights, gender equality and gender-based violence. Meetings with Congolese women and local and international organizations working on these topics will be central to the visit.