Peace and security

Conflict prevention, peacebuilding and peacekeeping are key components of Belgium’s policy on peace and security. However, its policy in this area is about much more than just these elements. Promoting peace and security requires an overall multidimensional approach in different areas, such as the fight against terrorism, and non-proliferation and disarmament. With specific regard to non-proliferation and disarmament, Belgium played an especially active role in the adoption of the Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines, and more recently in the signing of the convention banning cluster munitions.