May 19th, 2017
Alexander De Croo advocates for better humanitarian funding at the Development Cooperation Council
Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has made a plea for a better humanitarian funding. The Council also consulted with Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the reform of the UN System and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to the Council, minister De Croo had a talk on Digital for Development with Sven Mikser, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Estonia.
May 18th, 2017
Belgium and ‘Global Partnership for Education’ work together on gender equality in education
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has met today with Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and current chairwoman of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The next four years, Belgium will release 26 million euros for the GPE, a multilateral mechanism that focusses on access to primary and secondary education.
May 12th, 2017
Reaction Minister De Croo on 3 three recent ebola cases in DRC
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexand De Croo is worried about three recent cases of Ebola in the province of Bas-Uélé, a remote area in the Northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our country closely follows the situation.
May 10th, 2017
1.6 million pre-paid SIM card users have one month left to register
Since last December, 2 million users of pre-paid cards have already identified themselves with their mobile operator. Some 1.6 million SIM cards have not yet been registered. Their holders still have one more month to identify themselves, otherwise their SIM cards will be deactivated. To raise user awareness throughout this final month, the telecommunications regulator IBPT and mobile operators have today launched the website http://www.identification-prepaidcards.be with the Telecommunications…
May 8th, 2017
Turn farmers in the South into entrepreneurs: New strategic policy note 'Agriculture and Food Security'
Moving away from unproductive subsistence farming to sustainable commercial farming. That is the central message of "From Subsistence to Entrepreneurship", the new strategic policy note on ‘Agriculture and Food Security’ that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presents today. The new strategic policy note also places much attention on strengthening the role of women and agricultural sustainability.