Didier Reynders argues for children’s rights at the Francophonie conference in Monaco

Didier Reynders argues for children's rights at the Francophonie conference in Monaco

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders took part in the Ministerial Conference of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) today and yesterday in Monaco.

He expressed his support for the OIF’s commitment to various topics such as children's rights and the protection of children. The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child will soon be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Children's rights are central to Belgium's work during its mandate in the UN Security Council in New York.

Belgium is ready to share its knowledge in the field of civil status to tackle the problem of so-called family-less children, who can fall prey to armed groups.

"I agree with the Secretary-General's desire to implement reforms and thus give the OIF more visibility and efficiency," said Minister Reynders.

He also reiterated that our country is available to contribute to the French-speaking identity and to maintain good cooperation between North and South.