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 

Founding member of the United Nations, Belgium is candidate for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council (2019-2020). Learn more on



17 Sep

From the 18th to the 22nd of September, Belgium will take part to the 72nd General assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York.

17 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the violent clashes between security forces and Burundese refugees which took place this 15 September in South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to MONUSCO, these have caused the death of 36 Burundese refugees and of one Congolese officer. The Minister presents his most sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

16 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has decided to commit USD 350,000 to the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the fight against cholera in Haiti. This decision comes in response to the appeal made in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 13th July 2017 and to the call for contributions made by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres, to UN Member States on 25th July.

12 Sep

Hurricane Irma transited Cuba and Florida yesterday. Deputy Prime Ministers Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo sympathise with the stricken populations in the region and present their condolences to the victims’ families.  

11 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo makes ten million euro available over the next four years for innovative agricultural research conducted by the ‘Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)’, a worldwide network of research centers contributing to enhanced productivity, food security and sustainability in the agriculture. The funding will support, among others, the further development of the banana genebank of the KU Leuven.