Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN

Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN



As a founding member of the United Nations, Belgium has always approached it as the effective tool for multilateralism in order to respond to the increasing number of challenges. It is a great privilege for me to serve my country and the international community along this line. This I do with conviction, the help of my entire team and in close collaboration with all of my colleagues.

H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve - Permanent Representative of Belgium 

Welkom  -  Bienvenue 


High-Level Meeting on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016) - High Level week 71st UNGA (20-23 September 2016) : Belgian statements and side events


19 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput strongly deny the various and repeated accusations brought forward in the Russian media, as well as by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in relation to alleged airstrikes by Belgian Air Force aircraft at the Hassadjek village in the Aleppo region in the night of 17 to 18 October 2016.

18 Oct

To promote and to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals together. That is the ambition of more than 80 Belgian companies, civil society organisations and representatives of the public sector that are signing the Belgian SDG Charter for International Development, today in Brussels. The Belgian SDG Charter is driven by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, who wants to bridge the gap between international development, the private sector and civil society. The Shift, the Belgian meeting point for sustainability, will manage the process.

12 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the decision of the Burundian authorities to suspend their collaboration with the United Nations Office for Human Rights in Burundi and to declare persona non grata the three independent UN experts who investigated on the human rights situation in Burundi in the context of the EINUB (Enquête indépendante des Nations Unies sur le Burundi) mission. Belgium also deplores the intention expressed by the Burundian authorities to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

10 Oct

On the occasion of the 14th European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders underlines the Belgian commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

10 Oct

B-FAST, like other international rescue teams, closely follows the situation in Haiti, hit by Hurricane Matthew. This is done through an electronic platform of the United Nations. Based on the information from this platform, B-FAST evaluates the possibility of providing assistance. It is important that this emergency aid has an added value to the aid already deployed on the ground.