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.
Belgium is strongly advancing in the Aid Transparency Index, which maps the transparency of aid flows. Our country’s aid transparency increased since the last analysis in 2014 from 18.8% to 47.7%. “With this position, we rank in the middle group and we have a better score than organizations such as the Gates Foundation or countries such as Switzerland, France and Norway. In the next years we should make additional efforts in order to reach the world’s top in terms of transparency of our aid flows,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemn the demolition, on April 12, of a children’s garden in Zaatara, in the Nablus Governorate, a project funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation. They will without delay ask for explanation from the Israeli government through the Ambassador in Brussels and via the Belgian Embassy in Tel Aviv.Read more
Her Majesty the Queen and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo inaugurated yesterday the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), which is held at the Egmont Palace in Brussels from 6 to 8 April. In her role as advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Queen Mathilde delivered the opening speech of this Forum with the theme "Rethinking Development Cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals: country-level perspectives and lessons."Read more
The EU has several tools at its disposal for the implementation of its Foreign Policy. The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) is one of these tools. Since 2003 the EU conducts in the CSDP-framework, several civilian crisis management missions in various unstable crisis area’s worldwide. The BGT training on Civilian Crisis Management (CCM) is a two-week course offering a general introduction and preparation for possible employment in a CCM mission of the EU, UN, OSCE. It is a pre-requisite for any civilian expert being seconded to a field mission. This integrated training is organized twice a year jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Egmont Institute, with the support of the Belgian Federal Police and the Ministry of Justice and is in line with EU training standards. The next training will take place from 17 to 28 October 2016 in Brussels.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned with sadness on the passing away of honorary ambassador André Adam during the Brussels attacks on 22 March.Read more