June 14th, 2018
Belgium and IOM Collaborate To Reduce High Costs of Money Transfers to Developing Countries
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo joins forces with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to build a comprehensive price comparison app for international money transfers (remittances). The collaboration between Belgium and IOM must provide users with objective information about the transfer rates. Today many providers offer remittances services at very high rates. This Saturday 16 June is the International Day of Family Remittances.
June 8th, 2018
Declaration of Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on the election of Belgium in the UN Security Council
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is very pleased that Belgium will once again have the opportunity to serve on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member for two years, starting on 1 January 2019. Minister De Croo, who is also responsible for humanitarian affairs, indicates Belgium will pay great attention the respect of international humanitarian law, the human-rights based approach and gender issues. “The fate of civilians suffering…
In the press
June 5th, 2018
Belgium seeks to raise 500 million euros for women's rights together with partners
Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has launched, in partnership with Global Citizen, the international campaign #SheIsEqual. Their goal is to raise more than 500 million euros by the end of the year for gender equality, women's empowerment and women’s health. The Global Citizen campaign is supported by the governments of Belgium and Luxemburg, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Procter & Gamble.
June 5th, 2018
Alexander De Croo and Didier Reynders on the temporary closing of Virunga
Deputy Prime and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regret the worsening security situation causing the temporary closing of the Virunga National Park in East Congo. The closing of the Virunga Park is a serious blow for the region where about four million people live.
June 4th, 2018
Belgium in the lead for women’s rights during the European Development Days
Belgium takes an active role this week during the European Development Days, which will focus on the rights of girls and women. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo organizes together with the Be-cause Health platform a special session on the role that Europe must play on sexual and reproductive health and rights. He will also launch an international campaign which will focus on gender equality, women empowerment and women’s health.