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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. 
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State visit to the Republic of Lithuania - Military cooperation, solidarity, and a visit to Kaunas

The third and final day of the State Visit to the Republic of Lithuania starts under the theme of military cooperation and solidarity. After that, the King and Queen will travel to Kaunas for a programme with mainly cultural activities.
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Economic and academic component of the State visit to the Republic of Lithuania

Today, the King and Queen begin their second day of the State Visit to the Republic of Lithuania with a mainly economic and academic programme in the capital Vilnius. 
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First day of the State Visit to the Republic of Lithuania - Vilnius

Today, Their Majesties the King and the Queen of the Belgians launch a three-day visit to Lithuania, highlighting 100 years of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Lithuania. This state visit, in light of the Russian war in Ukraine, will focus on military solidarity, but also on the technologies of the future to achieve the dual green and digital transition. Also on the programme is a visit to Kaunas, this year's European capital of culture. The royal couple also wished to include a…
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B-FAST sends water purification module and team of experts to Pakistan

Pakistan has been hit by severe floods starting this summer, covering a third of the country with water. The human toll and material damage of the floods are devastating : more than 1,600 lives were lost and 33 million people were impacted.
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Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers of 17 October: Conclusions

Today, Monday 17 October, Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib was in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council. 
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Belgium elected for a term on the UN Human Rights Council (2023-2025)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hadja Lahbib welcomes the election of Belgium for a mandate at the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025. This is the third time that our country will sit on this Geneva-based council. 

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