Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN

Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN

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Effective multilateralism is part of Belgium’s DNA. We are founding members of the EU and the UN and have had the honour of serving six times in the UN Security Council. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis demonstrate the importance of working together across nations and continents. Together with my team at the Belgian Mission to the UN in New York, I will contribute to the United Nations’ response to such global challenges in line with the ‘Our Common Agenda’ report of the UN Secretary-General. I am particularly proud of Belgium’s contributions in the field of development and humanitarian affairs (as a principled core donor to many of the UN’s funds and programmes), peace and security (we led the Security Council’s engagement on child protection in 2019-2020) and human rights (where we advocate for equal rights for women and minorities, including the LGTBI community).

H.E. Mr. Philippe Kridelka - Permanent Representative of Belgium

 

 

Welkom  -  Bienvenue

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News

02 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant 300,000 euros to the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines.

25 Nov

25 November 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender-based violence'. This campaign runs from 25 November (International Day against Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) and aims at eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

22 Nov

Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is going on a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from November 23 to 28. The visit focuses on women's rights, gender equality and gender-based violence. Meetings with Congolese women and local and international organizations working on these topics will be central to the visit.

18 Nov

Earlier this month, a fuel truck exploded in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. More than 100 people were killed and more than 100 injured, with many people suffering from severe burns. Following the accident, Sierra Leone submitted a request for assistance to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, including a specific request for medical equipment.

06 Nov

Joint Statement on the release of the OHCHR-EHRC joint investigation,  signed by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.