Belgium congratulates Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam on their election as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. They will join the Council for a period of two years from January 1st 2020.
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Today is the International Day for Peacekeepers. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders wishes to pay a special tribute to the more than 100.000 men and women, originating from 122 countries, who serve with dedication under the flag of the United Nations in the fourteen peacekeeping operations deployed around the world. Through their engagement and their courage, they embody the ideals of the United Nations.
On the occasion of the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, Belgium is organizing an informal session of the UN Security Council on the important role the United Nations can play in liberating and reintegrating child soldiers into society. They are recruited worldwide by armed groups or government forces.
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense, is leaving for a two-days working visit to New York today in the framework of Belgium’s mandate in the United Nations Security Council.
Le 24 octobre 1945, la Charte des Nations Unies entrait en vigueur. A l'occasion de cet anniversaire, le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires Etrangères Didier Reynders rappelle l'attachement de la Belgique aux Nations Unies et au système multilatéral. La Charte est le texte fondateur de l’ONU, et reste à ce jour le socle sur lequel repose l’ensemble de l’action des Nations Unies à travers le monde.
Side Event “Ensuring Justice for Syria”: statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (New York, 27 September 2018).
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.