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Here you will find topics related to education, health, nutrition, gender, human rights, social protection, etc.

 

Sustainable cities for a sustainable world (26 July 2021)
By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in cities. That is why the Belgian development agency (Enabel) is working in its partner countries towards inclusive and sustainable cities that are harmoniously integrated into the surrounding countryside.

Team Belgium at work for SDG 4 (22 June 2021)
Team Belgium - the Belgian embassy and the Belgian organisations VVOB and Enabel - was at the helm of the Education Development Partners group, an education platform in Uganda, for a year, in Covid-19 times.  Skills, teacher training and digitalisation were top priorities.

Equal rights for LGBTIQ people, an ongoing battle (17 May 2021)
In Belgium, it is a top priority to combat all forms of discrimination, including anti-LGBTI discrimination.

Lifting people out of extreme poverty? It is possible! (7 May 2021)
To lift the most vulnerable people out of their misery, it takes more than just providing them with resources and broadening their knowledge. Good self-esteem and belonging to solidary communities are crucial as well. Auto-Développement Afrique successfully applies this holistic approach in Rwanda and Burundi.

Gender equality is central to Belgian foreign policy (16 March 2021)
Gender equality and women's rights are an absolute priority in Belgian domestic and foreign policy.

Inequality puts enormous pressure on man and the planet (26 January 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has come to highlight the disrupted relationship between humans and the planet. This is why we need to work with nature, not against it, as a matter of urgency, according to the 30th Human Development Report (HDR). The inordinate inequality must also be addressed. The HDR also proposes a new development index that factors in the pressure on the planet. The Belgian Development Co-operation welcomes the report.

Congo: knowledge of history gives confidence and insight (21 January 2021)
With the support of the Belgian Development Cooperation, the Bokundoli project promotes a better knowledge of Congolese history in the DR Congo. After all, knowledge of the past leads to tolerance and a critical mind, helping us to better understand the present challenges.

Violence against women must be eliminated (2 December 2020)
Combatting violence against women is an absolute priority in Belgium's domestic and foreign policy.

Undiminished focus on children's rights (27 November 2020)
Children's rights are a spearhead of Belgium's domestic and foreign policy.

Documentary ‘Besmet’ (Infected) on Canvas: more than 100 years of research for global health (24 November 2020)
The Institute of Tropical Medicine is conducting groundbreaking research to optimise international healthcare. Take a look behind the scenes in a four-part documentary called ‘Besmet’ on Canvas from 30 November 2020 and on VRT NU. More topical than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic.

World Food Day 2020: Together for a world without hunger (13 October 2020)
Today, 690 million people are starving, 60 million more than in 2014. The COVID-19 pandemic makes the situation even more grim. On World Food Day 2020, the FAO is therefore calling for international solidarity to eradicate hunger. Belgium is joining in.

Victims of sexual assault deserve better (4 August 2020)
The consequences of sexual assault are severe. This was why the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel) in the Congo introduced a holistic approach to taking care of victims. This involves medical and psychological monitoring as well as legal aid and re-integration into society.

EU: fair, healthy, environmentally friendly and affordable food for everyone (7 July 2020)
With its “Farm to Fork” strategy, the European Commission has outlined a comprehensive plan for a resilient food system that respects the planet's limits.

Children and colonisation: 'We're lucky to be born now' (13 December 2019)
"Sporen van de kolonisatie" (Traces of Colonisation),  a workshop organised by Studio Globo, opens children’s eyes to Belgium’s colonisation of Congo, but also to racism in today’s society. In an Antwerp classroom marked by diversity, Glo.be took part in one of the workshops.

She Decides: she decides and that's how it should be! (7 August 2017)
The She Decides initiative brings together countries and organisations who are working hard so that aid organisations in developing countries can carry on their work in the area of family planning and women's rights. The initiative aims to mobilise funds via a crowdfunding platform. How and why did this fledgling movement see the light of day?

Tropical diseases for beginners (1 December 2014)
Tropical diseases cover all diseases that occur exclusively or primarily in the (sub)tropics. In practice, the term usually refers to infectious diseases that thrive in a warm and humid climate. Developing countries are particularly susceptible to them. Glo.be presents the 15 most common tropical diseases below.

How to cope with the growing global population (1 February 2012)
Today, there are more than 7 billion people on earth. Every day, the world’s population increases by 227,000 people, and the end of this growth is not in sight. What can we do to limit population growth and keep the earth livable?