Side Event “Ensuring Justice for Syria”: statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (New York, 27 September 2018).
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High Level meeting on Mali and Sahel: statement of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (New York, 26 September 2018).
In the margins of United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders calls upon all member states to reinforce their commitment to protection of civilians in armed conflicts and the respect of international humanitarian law. Even wars have limits. Killing innocent citizens and humanitarian aid workers is never acceptable. For this reason, Belgium organized an event in cooperation with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Action for Peacekeeping. High level meeting on 25.09.2018. Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders.
In the margins of the United Nations Ministerial Week in New York, Belgium organized a high-level event on the reintegration of child soldiers together with Virginia Gamba, UN special envoy for children in armed conflicts. The Minister moderated the event and Queen Mathilde spoke in her capacity as UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nelson Mandela Peace Summit: speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (New York, 24 September 2018).
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is in New York for the annual session of the General Assembly. A busy week ahead with meetings and debates at the United Nations (UN).
The Belgian government is happy to announce Belgium's election to the United Nations Security Council. As of 1 January, our country will be a non-permanent member, for the 6th time in its history. It will carry out this important responsibility for two years (2019-2020), together with the other newly elected members: Germany, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, as well as the ten other members of the Security Council.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is very pleased that Belgium will once again have the opportunity to serve on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member for two years, starting on 1 January 2019. Minister De Croo, who is also responsible for humanitarian affairs, indicates that Belgium will pay great attention to the respect of international humanitarian law, the protection of human rights and gender issues.
Belgium was elected this Friday, 8th of June 2018, as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2019-2020. Elected with 181 votes, Belgium received wide support among the 193 Member States of the UN General Assembly.