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  • Didier Reynders pleased with positive conclusion for compatriot in Uganda

    11 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that the Ugandan police have rescinded the charges against Steven Dhont, who was arrested and detained in Uganda because of his sexual orientation.

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  • Didier Reynders meets his Senegalese counterpart together with a large economic delegation

    10 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders on Friday 7 February welcomed his Senegalese counterpart, Minister Mankeur Ndiaye, accompanied by a large delegation from the economic sector of Senegal.

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  • Belgium supports UNRWA efforts in Syria

    10 Feb

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Kingdom of Belgium for responding to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict Syria with a generous contribution of EUR 1.35 million (US$ 1.83 million).

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  • Didier Reynders condemns bombings in Iraq and expresses condolences

    05 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the bombings that hit several neighbourhoods in Baghdad today. In the area around the Foreign Ministry, there were many victims, both casualties and injured.

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  • Address by Minister Reynders on the occasion of the diplomatic days

    03 Feb

    Address by Minister Didier Reynders on the occasion of the opening of the 2014 diplomatic days (Brussels, 3 February 2014).

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  • UN renews sanctions against armed groups in DRC

    31 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that the Security Council has unanimously adopted UN Resolution 2136. This resolution renews the sanctions until 1 February 2015 against persons, entities and armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Basic Generic Training - BGT - Call for applications

    30 Jan

    In the framework of the CSDP, the EU conducts since 2003 civilian crisis management missions (CCM) in various unstable or crisis area’s on different continents. Currently, the EU is conducting around 16 missions in which approximately 50 Belgian civilian personnel are deployed .

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  • Nutrition programmes should shift from treatment to prevention to meet African needs

    29 Jan

    Nutrition programmes by foreign donors in Africa are generally focused on treatment and technical solutions, like vitamin and mineral supplementation. But African researchers and policy makers ask for community-based interventions to prevent, rather than only remedy, nutritional problems. They also want Africa to take charge of research priorities to beat malnutrition and hunger. These are the findings of the two-year EU-funded SUNRAY (‘Sustainable nutrition research for Africa in the years to come’) project, published this week in PLOS Medicine.

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  • Combating Inequality Key to Combating Poverty

    28 Jan

    Despite evidence that inequality prevents countries from developing in a wide number of areas, little progress has been made combating it, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark at the London School of Economics where she was giving a lecture at the International Growth Centre.

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  • A pioneer in community-based tourism: Ecuador

    27 Jan

    Few countries in the world match Ecuador’s natural beauty and cultural richness. With its coast, its sierra, the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is home to four ecosystems and a rich biodiversity. One quarter of the population is indigenous and still cherishes age-old traditions. The 'indígenas’ growing self-awareness makes Ecuador a pioneer in developing community-based tourism.

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