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


01 Mar

On the eve of the international conference She Decides in Brussels, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo launched Body & Rights, a bilingual (French / Dutch) website with an e-tutorial on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Body & Rights has been developed by Sensoa the expertise centre for sexual health and member association of IPPF in Belgium and commissioned by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Be-cause Health, the Belgian platform for international health.

01 Mar



Ladies and Gentlemen,


I am grateful to the Graduate Institute for organising today’s event with the Permanent Mission of Belgium, and in close collaboration with WTO and ILO. I also wish to thank both Directors Generals for their participation.

Let me also take this opportunity, Mr Azevêdo, dear Roberto, to congratulate you on your re-election earlier today at the helm of the World Trade Organization. I wish you but success for your second term!

28 Feb

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will this Thursday welcome about twenty ministerial delegations at the Brussels International Conference ‘She Decides’. In total, more than forty countries will participate in the conference.

28 Feb

(Speech pronounced in French)


Monsieur le Président,

Monsieur le Secrétaire-Général,

Monsieur le Haut-Commissaire,


Chers collègues, Mesdames et Messieurs,


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.