Today, Philippe Goffin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, opens the "E10 Dialogue" in Brussels. This two-day meeting brings together the ten current elected members of the UN Security Council and the five incoming elected members. The aim of the meeting is to increase cooperation between the elected members and to contribute as such to the efficient functioning of the Security Council. Our country is organizing the meeting together with Kuwait, which will complete its two-year mandate on 31 December, and Tunisia, which will join on 1 January 2020. This is only the second time that a similar initiative has been taken.
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03 DecPress release
07 JunPress release
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.
12 FebDidier Reynders puts the fight against the use of child soldiers on the agenda of the Security CouncilPress release
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.
24 JanPress release
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.
02 JanPress release
From January 1st 2019 onwards, Belgium will begin its two-year term in the United Nations Security Council. On the eve of the start of this mandate, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders underscores the importance of this responsibility, which the international community entrusted to our country. Minister Reynders renews the commitment of Belgium to be a constructive, open and trustworthy partner in the pursuit of collective answers to international issues of peace of security, in cooperation with the other members of the Security Council and all other stakeholders.
11 JunPress release
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.
08 JunDeclaration of Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on the election of Belgium in the UN Security CouncilStatement
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.
08 JunPress release
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.
31 OctPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders took the floor today during an open debate of the UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict. Minister Reynders was invited to take part in this debate, opened to countries who do not sit at the Security Council, by France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.