Belgium

Queen Mathilde visits UN offices in Brussels

The United Nations General Assembly is underway in New York City, but a lot of key figures of the various UN programs are participating remotely due to travel restrictions and health safety measures in place. So, in her role as a UN Special Envoy for Sustainable Development Goals, Queen Mathilde visited the UN headquarters in Brussels and connected remotely to the assembly. Her…
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Queen Mathilde continues role as UN SDG Advocate alongside international KPop stars

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians is set to continue her role as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocate for the next term. The Queen of the Belgians, who has held the role since 2016, will be an Advocate for the 2021-2023 term along with 16 other advocates. Two other royals are among the leaders chosen – Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar (consort of the…
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King Philippe bikes to his wife's university on the institution's 50th anniversary

On Monday, many European countries marked the beginning of a new school year, and King Philippe of the Belgians took to his bicycle and took a tour of UCLouvain.  Université Catholique Louvain (or UCLouvain) is a private university located in the small town of Louvain-la-Neuve, 20 kilometres south-east of Brussels. The town’s name means “the new”, and that is because it was…
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King Philippe visits rehabilitation centre

On Thursday, King Philippe of the Belgians has made a visit to a rehabilitation centre.  The facility, called REVAlution, focuses on offering people with disabilities the chance to develop their mobility through physical activity and sports.  The centre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and has always strived to use the latest pieces of equipment. Because of this, they work…
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