Youth representatives from all over the world will discuss gender equality today in the margins of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The debate takes place under the impetus of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo. Together with a few UNICEF youth leaders, the presidents of the Flemish and Francophone Youth Council will also join the debate. Queen Mathilde will address the youth delegates.
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25 SepPress release
24 SepPress release
The children’s rights organisation UNICEF is launching Generation Unlimited today in New York. This is a global partnership that commits to more opportunities for young people between 10 and 24. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has been appointed as one of the five “Champions” who will promote the new global partnership.
25 AprBelgium is joining forces with UNICEF and UNFPA in Benin to tackle child marriage and sexual exploitationPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today signed two programmes in Benin, related to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Belgium will be cooperating with UNICEF to help combat child marriages. With the support of our country, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be setting up an information project aimed at young people and women, covering sexual education and sexual violence. Minister De Croo also announced that Belgium will release a total of 60 million euros over the next four years in support of UNICEF's work and another 36 million euros for UNFPA.