Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders informs that our country sends B-FAST with relief supplies and a water purification unit to Dominica. This island in the Caribbean was heavily damaged by hurricane Maria. Belgium’s intervention comes in answer to a request for assistance from Dominica.
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Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo received the First Lady of Benin Claudine Tallon. Mrs Tallon is on a working visit to our country this week in the framework of her Claudine Tallon Foundation, which aims to improve women’s and children’s rights in Benin. Last week, Belgium, Benin and Senegal organised a high-level event at the United Nations in New York on the use of digital data for better access to family planning.
In the margins of the opening of the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders participated Thursday and Friday in several meetings on the situation in Syria and Iraq and on the fight against impunity in the region.
Speech by Prime Minister Charles Michel at the 72th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (VN) in New York.
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo presents today in New York , at the United Nations, MolenGeek to the rest of the world. MolenGeek is a Molenbeek tech incubator that focuses on young people. They can enhance their digital skills, learn coding and strengthen their digital entrepreneurship. "It's a great example of how to prepare vulnerable youngsters to make up their way in the digital economy."
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.
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)
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.
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.
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”.