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10 Oct 2017 description

In reaction to a number of articles published the last few days, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo clarify the Belgian policy regarding the support to schools in the Palestinian Territories.

20 Sep 2017 description

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister makes this announcement today in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock. Minister De Croo also asks the international community to make more humanitarian resources available to the DRC.

20 Sep 2017 description

Sous l’impulsion du vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo, notre pays va mobiliser 6 millions d’euros d’aide humanitaire supplémentaire pour faire face à la situation humanitaire alarmante en RDC. C’est ce qu’a annoncé le ministre aujourd’hui à New York à l’occasion d’un entretien qu’il a eu entre autres avec l’émissaire spécial de l’ONU pour les Grands Lacs, Saïd Djinnit, et le coordinateur humanitaire de l’ONU Mark Lowcock. Le ministre De Croo demande à la communauté internationale de libérer elle aussi plus de fonds humanitaires.

19 Sep 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced in New York that Belgium will double its investment in humanitarian innovation next year. The Minister was speaking at New York University in front of a thousand-strong audience at Global Citizen Live!, a musical event with performances by Paul Simon and others.

18 Sep 2017 description

Twenty years ago, on 18th September 1997, the Ottawa Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction was adopted in Oslo. The international community had a tool to end the human suffering caused by these mines.

17 Sep 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders a décidé d’affecter 350.000 USD au fond d’affectation spécial des Nations Unies pour la lutte contre le choléra en Haïti. Cette décision répond à l’appel contenu dans la résolution de l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies du 13 juillet 2017 et à l'appel à contribution aux Etats membres de l’ONU lancé le 25 juillet par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Monsieur Antonio Guterres.

16 Sep 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has decided to commit USD 350,000 to the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the fight against cholera in Haiti. This decision comes in response to the appeal made in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 13th July 2017 and to the call for contributions made by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres, to UN Member States on 25th July.

12 Sep 2017 description

11 September 2017

Hurricane Irma transited Cuba and Florida yesterday. Deputy Prime Ministers Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo sympathise with the stricken populations in the region and present their condolences to the victims’ families.

At the moment, there are no indications of Belgians among the victims. Under difficult circumstances, our Embassy in Havana and the Belgian Consulate General in Atlanta continue to closely follow up with and assist our compatriots.

12 Sep 2017 description

SUMMARY

The Belgian development cooperation aims to stimulate sustainable entrepreneurship throughout the entire agri-food chain and therefore improve food security in order to help achieve SDG 2. The strategy of the Belgian development cooperation is based on two policy priorities, specifically sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and a human rights-based approach. Farmers are crucial in their role as entrepreneurs within society, and their capabilities should be reinforced.

This is addressed in three fields of action, namely

12 Sep 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo makes ten million euro available over the next four years for innovative agricultural research conducted by the ‘Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)’, a worldwide network of research centers contributing to enhanced productivity, food security and sustainability in the agriculture. The funding will support, among others, the further development of the banana genebank of the KU Leuven.

24 Aug 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo condemn the demolition by Israeli authorities of a school in Area C of the occupied Palestinian territory, in Jubbet Ad-Dib, near Bethlehem, which had been financed by various international donors, including Belgium. This destruction follows the seizure on August 9th of solar panels in Area C of the occupied Palestinian territory, in the village of Abu Nwar.

22 Aug 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders annonce l’envoi d’une équipe de la Division d’identification des victimes (DVI) de la Police Fédérale en Sierra Leone afin d’aider à l'identification des personnes décédées à la suite des dramatiques inondations et glissements de terrain. Cette catastrophe a causé la mort de plus de 400 personnes. L’équipe belge pourra bénéficier sur place de l’assistance d’un collaborateur consulaire des Affaires étrangères.

22 Aug 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders announces that a Disaster Victim Identification Team (DVI) of the Federal Police will be sent to Sierra Leone to help identify the deceased in the dramatic floods and landslides. This disaster caused the death of more than 400 people. The Belgian team will be assisted, on site, by a consular agent dispatched by the FPS Foreign Affairs.

27 Jul 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has released a budget of 10.5 million EUR for six humanitarian projects of Belgian NGOs in Yemen, Uganda, South Sudan and Nigeria. The aid is part of the promise of Minister De Croo to double donations to the Famine 12-12 campaign.

09 Jul 2017 description

Foreword

In 2016, BTC started implementing the new assistance paradigm which in 2015 was outlined for the upcoming fifteen years.

09 Jul 2017 description

Le rapport annuel 2016 de la CTB est sorti

Dans le rapport, l'accent est mis sur la performance et sur la contribution des programmes pays aux résultats de l'organisation.

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.

25 Apr 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today signed two programmes in Benin, related to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Belgium will be cooperating with UNICEF to help combat child marriages. With the support of our country, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be setting up an information project aimed at young people and women, covering sexual education and sexual violence.

25 Apr 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo a signé aujourd'hui deux programmes visant à promouvoir le bien-être et les droits en matière de santé et droits sexuels et reproductifs. La Belgique collaborera avec l'UNICEF dans la lutte contre les mariages d'enfants. Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (UNFPA) bénéficiera du soutien de notre pays dans la mise sur pied d'une action d'information sur l'éducation sexuelle et la violence sexuelle, à destination des jeunes et des femmes.