Belgium: The Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Manila is celebrating Human Rights Day. The nation Belgium has attached great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights and the principles of liberty, democracy and the rule of law, particularly on the multilateral level.
They shared the information through their social media and mentioned in the statement, “Today, December 10, our Embassy joins the world in celebrating Human Rights Day.”
Belgium attaches great importance to the promotion as well as safety of human rights and the principles of liberty, democracy and the rule of law, particularly on the multilateral level.
This year, Belgium has been elected to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025. This is the third time that Belgium will sit on this council. During its three-year term in Geneva, Belgium will continue to advocate for the universality of human rights, promote gender equality, and fight against discrimination and gender-based violence.
In the Philippines, Belgium is committed to continuing its initiatives, in partnership with the Government and civil society, that advance all human rights for everyone, especially women, children, the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and indigenous peoples.
Along with this, on the other update, there was International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9. Belgium Embassy in Manila mentioned in the statement that the fight against corruption is a priority for the Belgian Government, both at the national and international levels.
Belgium nation is a signatory of the United Nations (UN) Convention against Corruption, the only universal Convention fighting corruption adopted in 2003.
Furthermore, next year, the Convention will mark its 20th year of existence, and our Embassy joins the call to action for a world #UnitedAgainstCorruption so that sustainable development for people, prosperity and peace can be ensured.