March 15th, 2017
Reaction of Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo on United Nations figures on the biggest humanitarian crisis ever
In the last weeks and months, our country allocated almost 60 million euros in direct humanitarian emergency assistance for, amongst others, South Sudan and Yemen, and for general support for the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), both active in the field. This was mentioned by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, responsible for humanitarian aid.
March 2nd, 2017
Brussels International Conference ‘She Decides’ rallies support from more than 45 countries and raises 181 million euros
Joint Statement by Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, co-organizing countries Brussels International Conference ' She Decides'
February 28th, 2017
More than forty countries will participate on Thursday in the Brussels International Conference She Decides
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will this Thursday welcome about twenty ministerial delegations at the Brussels International Conference ‘She Decides’. In total, more than forty countries will participate in the conference. Also European Commissioner for Development Neven Mimica, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the…
February 27th, 2017
Belgium joins new Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Belgium has acceded to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). This is a global alliance which intends to step up the fight against fatal infectious diseases in the coming years. The Belgian Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is one of the driving forces behind the initiative. This year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will set aside €500,000 for the new fund.
February 21st, 2017
University of Antwerp and the Belgian Development Agency conclude cooperation agreement on human rights
The Belgian Development Agency and the University of Antwerp concluded a cooperation agreement to embed human rights even better in the Belgian development projects. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is very satisfied with this cooperation. "A sustainable inclusive economic growth is not possible without respect for human rights."