Round Table with afghan journalists– Women’s Day

Panel discussion on the occasion of Women's Day, which brings together a group of Afghan civil society leaders.
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Hadja Lahbib presents Belgian priorities to the UN Human Rights Council

27 February marks the start of the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, which will run until 4 April. This is also the first session of the Human Rights Council since Belgium has started its third mandate in this most important human rights body on January 1st. Minister for Foreign Affairs Hadja Lahbib will attend the opening of the 52nd session on 27 and 28 February to present Belgium's priorities.
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Female Foreign Ministers’ meeting at the Munich Security Conference: joint statement

We strongly condemn the Taliban’s push to exclude women from all public life: women are kept from strolling in parks, are not seen on TV screens anymore, are deprived from their right to attend schools and universities, and are now also kept from working in humanitarian assistance. By excluding half of Afghanistan’s population from society, the Taliban are committing gravest violations of human rights. And the Taliban are jeopardizing the future of the whole country. We are…
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Belgium's intervention before the EUCJ to defend LGBTQI+ rights in Hungary

The Official Journal of the EU publishes today a summary of the application lodged on 19 December 2022 by the European Commission to the Court of Justice of the European Union against Hungary. This appeal pertains to national legislation discriminating against people because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

An Afghan vision for Afghanistan: a civil society workshop

Ladies and Gentlemen,Dear participants, As winter arrived in Kabul – and we know how harsh it can be - let me start by saying that my heart and my mind are with the Afghan people who live in dire conditions.
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International Human Rights Day: Belgium remains committed to human dignity, freedom, equal rights and justice for all

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib reiterates Belgium's commitment to the protection and promotion of all human rights for all, without distinction.
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Belgium sends emergency humanitarian material to Ukraine via B-FAST

Belgium sends a convoy with humanitarian material to Ukraine via the B-FAST emergency aid mechanism. Foreign Affairs provides protective equipment and basic necessities during cold climate conditions, such as generators, sleeping bags, first aid kits and soup.
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November is the symbolic day on which we focus on the elimination of violence against women. It also marks the kick-off of the annual international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence" to eradicate violence against women and girls around the world.
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Eighth World Congress against the Death Penalty in Berlin

This 15th November, the eighth World Congress against the Death Penalty opens in Berlin in the presence of Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib. This is a triennial event, which brings together more than a thousand opponents of the death penalty from all over the world. 

Champions Group on Adaptation Finance - Intervention of Ms. Hadja Lahbib - Sharm El Sheikh COP27

Intervention of Ms. Hadja Lahbib in Sharm El Sheikh (COP27) on adaptation. 

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