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


27 Feb

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates the Egmont Institute for its 24th place on the University of Pennsylvania ranking of the best think tanks in Europe. This Belgian research institute conducts interdisciplinary research works, particularly in the field of international relations.

27 Feb

Belgium has acceded to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). This is a global alliance which intends to step up the fight against fatal infectious diseases in the coming years. The Belgian Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is one of the driving forces behind the initiative. This year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will set aside €500,000 for the new fund.

23 Feb

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The implementation of this agreement will simplify and accelerate customs procedures worldwide.

22 Feb

Today was redesigned, with a new logo, a new graphic style and new features. Travellers Online is the website where Belgians can easily and free of charge notify Foreign Affairs about their travel departure. 

21 Feb

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders today met with his new Ethiopian colleague Workeneh Gebeyehu. The ministers discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, that are particularly intense in the fields of commerce, tourism, university and multilateral cooperation. After the recent incidents in Ethiopia, the importance of peace and political dialogue was reiterated, in particular with a view to ensuring the stability of investments.