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Celebration Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman

Celebration Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman (Ugent)
Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the Occassion of the Celebration of Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman - Ghent University, 12 October 2018
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Hackers target the Sustainable Development Goals

Hackers target the Sustainable Development Goals
In October and November 2018, the Belgian development agency Enabel organizes ‘Hack the Goals’, a series of six hackathons in five partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation. Creative teams in Senegal, Niger, Palestine, Morocco, and Uganda will look for new and innovative solutions for development challenges. Alexander De Croo, Minister of Development Cooperation and for the Digital Agenda, is thrilled: “The future is digital, also in terms of development. The…
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Alexander De Croo hands out three awards “Digital for Development”.

Alexander De Croo hands out three awards “Digital for Development”.
An online video platform with training videos for farmers, mobile healthcare campaigns through gaming and an app for mobile money. These are the three winners of the Price “Digital for Development (D4D)”. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo handed out the D4D-award – Digital for Development – a biannual initiative of the Royal Museum for Central Africa with the support of the Belgian Department for Development Cooperation and…
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Youth with a vision - Side-event Belgium, UNICEF & Benin

Youth with a vision - Side-event Belgium, UNICEF & Benin
Speech Alexander De Croo Side-event Belgium, UNICEF & Benin
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Belgium, UNICEF and Benin gather youth at UN for gender equality debate

Belgium, UNICEF and Benin gather youth at UN for gender equality debate
Youth representatives from all over the world will discuss gender equality today in the margins of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The debate takes place under the impetus of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo. Together with a few UNICEF youth leaders, the presidents of the Flemish and Francophone Youth Council will also join the debate. Queen Mathilde will address the youth delegates.
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No more tax exemptions for Belgium in partner countries Guinea and Rwanda

No more tax exemptions for Belgium in partner countries Guinea and Rwanda
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo signs two general cooperation agreements with partner countries Guinea and Rwanda in the margins of the General Assembly of the United Nations in new York. Among other things, the agreements put into writing the Belgian commitment to pay taxes on the import and local purchase of goods and services in our partner countries.
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Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran headliners at the grand #SheIsEqual closing concert in Johannesburg

Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran headliners at the grand #SheIsEqual closing concert in Johannesburg
Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and a series of other international and African artists will join the international # SheIsEqual campaign on December 2 at a grand final concert in Johannesburg. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, who initiated #SheIsEqual and launched the campaign in June in Brussels, is ambitious. “This will be the largest ever campaign to support women’s rights and the Sustainable Development…
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Alexander De Croo and the Belgian chocolate sector want to work together for sustainable chocolate

Alexander De Croo and the Belgian chocolate sector want to work together for sustainable chocolate
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, together with the Belgian chocolate sector and NGO’s, wants to push forward with sustainable chocolate. Those were the stakes of the first round table discussion on sustainable cocoa that the Minister held with a limited group of actors from the chocolate sector in Gentbrugge today. Civil society actors active in sustainability and the international cocoa sector also took part in the round table. The…
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Belgium raises UNRWA contributions to let schools reopen after the summer holidays

Belgium raises UNRWA contributions to let schools reopen after the summer holidays
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to grant an additional € 4 million in humanitarian aid to UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for distributing humanitarian aid to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. This new support brings Belgian aid to the UNRWA to more than € 11 million this year. With this support, Belgium wants UNRWA schools to reopen their doors to more than half a million Palestinian children…

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