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  • Education deserves more attention - BTC publishes thematic magazine ‘Impact Education’

    27 Jan News item

    Education is one of the four intervention sectors of the Belgian governmental cooperation, beside health care, agriculture and basic infrastructure. The third issue of Impact is completely devoted to this important sector, with specific attention for the niches where the Belgian Development Cooperation is making a difference.

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  • Alexander de Croo pledges € 20 million for humanitarian aid in Geneva

    27 Jan Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will release 20 million euros in 2015 for core funding of 4 multilateral organizations active in humanitarian aid: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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  • January 27: International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    27 Jan Press release

    On January 27, the International Day in Memory of the victims of the Holocaust takes place. During the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belgium will pay particular attention to the commemoration of the victims of this atrocious genocide. In this camp, that stands as a symbol of the Holocaust, as well as in many other camps and on execution sites, the Nazis and their collaborators killed millions of people.

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  • Speech by Minister Reynders at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    26 Jan Speech

    Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (as chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe) at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by ISIL

    26 Jan Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders is outraged by the abhorrent murder of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa by the terrorist and extremist organisation "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL). The Minister expresses his condolences to the relatives of the victim and to the Japanese authorities.

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