Belgium in Jamaica
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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Jamaica and would like to register with the Embassy in Kingston? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Jamaica as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.
This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Jamaica, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders decided to allocate a contribution of € 50.000 for the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.Read more
Belgium commemorates the 100th anniversary of the tragic first large-scale use of chemical weapons. This happened on 22 April 1915, during the First World War, near Ypres on the Western Front. Chemical weapons are weapons of mass destruction and inhumane weapons. They kill indiscriminately and without any warning. They cause horrific and lifelong injuries.Read more
Speech of Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, 22 April)Read more
“Economic and social rights, (…) issues that are absolutely vital, especially with the economic crisis” says Belgian human rights specialist Olivier De Schutter. In a few words, he reminds of the Council of Europe’s role and insists on the importance of the European Court of Human Rights. He shares with us the challenges the Court faces: the fast enlargement of the Council of Europe, growing differences between Member States, the lack of visibility of economic and social rights and the importance to connect the European Union to the Council of Europe.Read more
1138 Bangladeshi workers were found dead between loads of garments destined for the European and American markets after the six-floor Rana Plaza complex in the industrial outskirts of Dhaka collapsed on 24 April 2013. Asia's largest industrial catastrophe – after Bhopal – did not only disclose construction shortcomings but also the race to the bottom in the garment sector, which this time led to a deadly finish. Meanwhile, we are two years later. How have authorities, businesses, trade unions and NGOs responded? Does the consumer have any sustainable alternatives? All the answers in the dedicated brochure that BTC has recently published.Read more