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17 May
Press release

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On this day, we commemorate the decision taken by the World Health Organisation in 1990 to withdraw homosexuality from the international classification of diseases.

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28 Feb
Speech

Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, 28 February 2018).

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05 Feb
Perscommuniqué

Minister Reynders welcomes the Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances which is meeting upon his invitation today in Brussels. In the fight against impunity, this monitoring mechanism - composed of five independent human rights experts - is still very much needed.

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22 Dec
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo made a donation of 100.000 EUR to the fundraising operation “de Warmste Week”. This amount will be allocated to a project supporting victims of human trafficking in Tunisia (Avocats sans Frontières) and the improvement of youth rights in Burundi (KIYO). Minister De Croo handed over the cheque this morning to Music For Life. The operation is taking place this year in the Puyenbroeck domain in Wachtebeke, in East Flanders.

10 Dec
Press release

The International Human Rights Day will be celebrated this Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders underlines at this occasion that Belgium remains engaged for the universality of human rights. 

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22 Nov
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the inhuman treatment of migrants in Libya and by the use of violence against them. He condemns these revolting practices. Belgium takes good note of the enquiry opened by the Libyan authorities, with the hope that it will be concluded as quickly as possible.

24 Oct
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opened this morning, in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid, a seminar on human rights in the private sector. The topic of the seminar was more specifically the prevention and abolition of child labor in the cocoa supply chain. Cocoa is the main export product of Côte d’Ivoire.

10 Oct
Press release

In reaction to a number of articles published the last few days, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo clarify the Belgian policy regarding the support to schools in the Palestinian Territories.

29 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the adoption today in Geneva by the Human Rights Council of a new Belgian resolution on capital punishment.

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.