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26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

16 May 2017 description

Avant-propos

La politique belge en matière de développement international subit de profondes transformations.
Dans l’élan des Objectifs de développement durable, nous définissons dans de nombreux domaines une nouvelle approche et endossons un leadership international, avec pour mot d’ordre l’innovation.
La Belgique joue un rôle de premier plan dans le domaine de la numérisation et du développement. Sous son impulsion, l’Union européenne a décidé d’accorder désormais une place de choix aux technologies numériques dans le cadre de sa politique de développement.

16 May 2017 description
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Preface

The Belgian international development policy is undergoing a complete transformation. Under the impulse of the Sustainable Development Goals we opt in many different fields for a new approach and for international leadership. Innovation is the key word in this context.

31 Jan 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that Belgium will contribute to the prevention of terrorism in the Sahel countries Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Our country donates 250,000 euros within this context. The funding creates the possibility to give several training sessions in the fields of research- and investigative techniques, judicial cooperation and the combat against the financial flows of terrorism.

31 Jan 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders se réjouit que la Belgique contribuera à la prévention du terrorisme dans les pays sahéliens Burkina Faso et Mauritanie. Notre pays y alloue 250.000 euros. Grâce à cette contribution, des sessions de formation pourront être données dans ces deux pays, sur les techniques d'enquête et d’investigation, la coopération judiciaire et la lutte contre le financement du terrorisme.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 Apr 2016 description

I. Executive summary

EU Threats

Influenza - Multistate (Europe) - Monitoring 2015-2016 season

Influenza transmission in Europe shows a clear seasonal pattern, with peak activity during winter months. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter season and publishes its report weekly on the Flu News Europe website.

Update of the week

06 Apr 2016 description

Le soutien belge au PAM tient au fait qu’il reste l’organisme de référence dans la fourniture de l’assistance alimentaire dans des conditions d’urgence.

De 2014 à 2015, la Belgique a donné plus de 34 millions euros aux projets du PAM.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

20 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While Mauritania has maintained its borders open to new arrivals of asylum seekers in the country, UNHCR continues to cooperate with the Mauritanian authorities in order to strengthen protection for refugees and asylum seekers in Mauritania.

  • In October, the Government of Belgium generously contributed EUR 1.25 million to UNHCR’s operation in Mauritania, thus allowing the organization to strengthen its health and food security assistance.

07 May 2012 description

The Council of Ministers approved the provision of EUR 2 million in support for the countries of the Sahel region today, Friday 27 April, to help them in their fight against the imminent food crisis. In the words of Minister for Development Cooperation Paul Magnette: “Urgent action must be taken to combat the food insecurity that threatens more than 10 million people (according to UN-OCHA 2012 figures) in the Sahel.

27 Apr 2012 description

Le Conseil des Ministres de ce vendredi 27 avril a validé une aide de 2 millions € pour soutenir les pays de la région du Sahel dans leur lutte contre la crise alimentaire qui les menace. « Il est urgent d’agir face à l’insécurité alimentaire qui menace plus de 10 millions de personnes au Sahel (selon les chiffres de l’ONU – OCHA 2012). Et ceci non seulement en apportant à ces enfants, ces femmes et ces hommes la possibilité de manger aujourd’hui, mais aussi en leur donnant les moyens de mener une existence digne grâce à des solutions à plus long terme. »