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14 September 2020

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A new impetus for mental health

Regional Director, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

Good mental health helps us all to achieve our full potential. It boosts our resilience and ability to manage change and uncertainty. Investing in mental...

15 July 2020

Her Majesty the Queen addresses young people via a webinar organized by the United Nations on mental health and COVID-19. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus and Director General of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, take part, together with Jayathma...

20 February 2020

Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear students,

Agenda 2030, adopted in 2015 by all the Member States of the United Nations, is a transformative agenda. It is also a very complex agenda, that needs everyone’s support. Therefore, it calls not only on governments, but...

12 February 2020

Mr. Secretary General,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thirty years ago, King Baudouin addressed Heads of State and Government who had gathered, here in New York, to mark the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. He reiterated the importance of making governments and...

16 December 2019

"The Belgian people remember their American liberators". The inscription on this memorial stone is etched on our hearts as well. Our gratitude extends to all the soldiers of the Allied countries, whose many representatives I warmly welcome here today.

The Battle of the Bulge was almost...

21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind words.

Meine Damen und Herren,
Guten Abend,

Ich danke die Hubert Burda Media Holding für diesen prestigeträchtigen Preis für mein soziales und humanitäres Engagement. Es bewegt mich tief.

Belgium and Germany share common values regarding human...

09 October 2019

The Human Side of Health

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure that I take the floor at this important symposium.

As a UN SDG Advocate, I have always paid particular attention to SDG 3, Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. Good...

03 October 2019 to 04 October 2019

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid will visit Lebanon in Her capacity of Special Envoy to the Ottawa Convention against anti-personnel land mines, advocating the country's accession to this convention. Princess Astrid will be welcomed by H.E. Michel Aoun, President of Lebanon.

29 September 2019

Mr President,

Over the six-year period of World War II, more than six million Poles lost their lives and five million foreigners perished on Polish soil.  Poland endured the most extreme trials and tribulations. Its population decimated, territory amputated, and its political system...

25 September 2019

Needed: Transformative Thinking to Achieve the SDGs

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it is a pleasure to take the floor at this Seventh International Conference on Sustainable Development.