Thomas Cook The Belgian Travel Guarantee Fund (TGF), the insolvency insurer of Thomas Cook Belgium, protecting consumers who have bought travel services from Thomas Cook Belgium, has taken over responsibility for Thomas Cook Belgium’s consumers in this capacity since Thomas Cook Group has been declared insolvent. For all Thomas Cook Belgium's consumers on package travel and accommodation-only trips currently abroad, the TGF will pay the hotels within the terms of this letter, at the rate for services provided as per the contract with Thomas Cook Group, from the date of insolvency, begin 24th of September 2019, through to the consumers' scheduled departure date.
Belgium made € 169.8 million available for humanitarian aid. This is found in the final balance sheet of the humanitarian service of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is satisfied. "With this, Belgium is continuing its strong humanitarian commitment of recent years.
Thanks to the Kimberley Process, 98.8 percent of all rough diamonds traded worldwide are reportedly conflict-free today. Yet that percentage could still be improved. Belgium - diamond country par excellence - has taken a leading role.
During its two-year membership (2019-2020) of the UN Security Council, Belgium attaches great importance to ‘children and armed conflict’. The theme also occupies a central position during the Belgian presidency of the Security Council (February 2020).
Today, the United Nations Security Council is holding a debate on transitional justice. Belgium, which presides over the Security Council this month, is putting it on the agenda. Through this action, our country wants to step up the fight against impunity, with the ultimate goal of social reconciliation.
Belgium is putting the issue of children in armed conflict on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council, which our country presides over this month. February 12 is the “International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers”, and our country will use that symbolic day to issue a call to action. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin will chair the briefing at the UNSC on integrating child protection measures into peace processes. King Filip will address the UNSC on behalf of our country.