In today’s globalised society, no single development or issue can leave us indifferent, and international cooperation has become more crucial than ever. The FPS represents Belgium in several international organisations and in different parts of the world, taking a proactive approach to policy, especially on vital issues like peace and security, human rights and promotion of the rule of law, with a view to striving for a fairer and more prosperous world.

Belgium has always maintained that global challenges can only be overcome in a multilateral framework, involving not only the European Union and the United Nations, but also other international organisations like the OECD, the OSCE and the Council of Europe. This overall problem-solving framework aims to provide solutions to these challenges and to ensure that the positive developments resulting from globalisation are both sustainable and shared fairly across the world’s population.