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


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.

21 Feb

The Belgian Development Agency and the University of Antwerp concluded a cooperation agreement to embed human rights even better in the Belgian development projects. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is very satisfied with this cooperation. "A sustainable inclusive economic growth is not possible without respect for human rights."

20 Feb

The King approved the assignment of 24 Heads of Diplomatic Missions, as proposed by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. The assignments for the bilateral missions will be effective only after the host countries have given their approval ('agrément'). The new Heads of Mission will take office during the Summer period.