January 24th, 2024
Belgium invests in quality education in Africa
Belgium is committing an additional 4 million euro to support quality education in Africa, with an emphasis on teacher training. Minister for Development Cooperation Caroline Gennez made the announcement on Wednesday during an event in Brussels. The event, 'Improving Educational Attainment and Learning for Girls', falls within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and is organised together with UNESCO. "Together with our partners, we aim to…
January 24th, 2024
Minister Caroline Gennez presents Belgian EU presidency priorities for Europe’s development policy
Earlier today, Minister of Development Cooperation Caroline Gennez presented the priorities of the Belgian EU Presidency for Europe’s development policy: "The presidency is an excellent opportunity to emphasize the importance of international solidarity and development in an effective European foreign policy."
January 12th, 2024
Belgium joins Global Coalition for Social Justice
Belgium will join the Global Coalition for Social Justice, a flagship initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It brings together workers, employers and governments and aims to promote labour rights, better working conditions, social protection, and social dialogue worldwide. This was announced today by Minister of Development Cooperation, Caroline Gennez, at an event on decent work in Brussels, in the presence of Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the ILO.
September 5th, 2023
Minister Gennez puts Palestine on the European agenda
At the informal EU Council of Development ministers, Minister Gennez sounded the alarm about the escalating violence and the shrinking space for peaceful coexistence, democracy and civil society in the occupied Palestinian territories.
March 20th, 2023
Belgium pledges an additional €2 million of humanitarian aid for disaster area in Syria
Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Caroline Gennez pledges an additional €2 million for the ailing population in Syria after the severe earthquake six weeks ago. This announcement was made on the occasion of a special EU donor conference in Brussels.