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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. Mrs. Bénédicte Frankinet - Permanent Representative of Belgium 

Welkom  -  Bienvenue  

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  • Jane Goodall in Brussels on May 7

    22 Apr News item

    This year, the British primatologist Jane Goodall celebrates 80 years. For 60 years she has dedicated her work and life to protecting animals (especially chimpanzees) and their environment. The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium intends to honor the United Nations' messenger of peace at her next visit to Belgium. Come and celebrate her birthday on May 7 2014 at the Théâtre National in Brussels.

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  • Didier Reynders pleased with Ukraine agreement

    18 Apr Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased with the agreement that was reached yesterday in Geneva between the EU, Ukraine, the US and Russia.

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  • Didier Reynders expresses his condolences following South Korean ferry disaster

    17 Apr Press release

    It is with great sadness that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned of the tragic shipwreck of the ferry Sewol off Byeongpoong island in South Korea. He offers his condolences to the parents of the many children as well as the families and friends of the victims. He hopes that there is a chance that more survivors can be saved.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns cowardly attack on Emmanuel de Mérode in DRC

    16 Apr Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned with dismay about the cowardly attack against Emmanuel de Mérode, Director of the Virunga National Park in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). De Mérode was shot and wounded in the afternoon of 15 April while on the road between Goma and Rumangabo in eastern DRC.

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  • The Great Lakes region, joint efforts towards stability and development

    16 Apr News item

    The seventh Stakeholders Meeting of Belgian Development Cooperation will take place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on 6 May 2014. The theme of this year’s meeting is the Belgian Development Cooperation and the Great Lakes region in Africa.

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