Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN

Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN

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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. Mrs. Bénédicte Frankinet - Permanent Representative of Belgium 

Welkom  -  Bienvenue 

News

23 Jul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement of the signature of 3 ordinances by president Joseph Kabila Kabange, granting individual and collective pardon in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He is particularly pleased with the desire expressed by the Congolese authorities to make sure a climate of trust and cohesion exists in the context of the national dialogue. He hopes this will lead to the opening of the public space and the release of all political prisoners in the DRC.

16 Jul

The Belgian government wishes to express its support for Turkey’s democratic institutions and is pleased that the attempted coup has ended.

15 Jul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is profoundly shocked and saddened by the attack in Nice during Bastille Day celebrations. He firmly condemns this odious terrorist attack in which many people lost their lives. Barbarity has once again killed and injured innocent victims, including children. His thoughts are with the victims and the injured as well as their families and friends. Didier Reynders also expresses his solidarity with the French people and the French authorities. Our hearts and minds are with our neighboring country.

14 Jul

The Parliament today votes on the draft law of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, on the reform of the Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries (BIO). Minister De Croo intends to open BIO to private capital in order to give it an even greater capacity to invest in the growth of a strong local economy in developing countries. The reform is part of the strategy of Minister De Croo aiming at getting the private sector more involved in international development policy.

13 Jul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Minister of Justice Koen Geens this morning participated in the presentation of a study made by ECPAT Belgium (a member of the ECPAT International network, whose mission is to fight against the sexual exploitation and abuse of children) on the fight against impunity for persons who commit child sexual abuses abroad. Minister Reynders insisted that the fight against sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a long-term struggle in which Foreign Affairs continues to participate.