Belgium, our Host country

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Belgium is one of the main donors in terms of voluntary contributions.

UNESCO maintains relationships with Belgium, as federal State, but also with the Belgian Communities and Regions which have exclusive competence for the international aspects of their areas of competence.


UNESCO and Flanders

UNESCO and Flanders signed their first cooperation agreement in 1998. It is one of the rare agreements concluded between UNESCO and a sub-state entity. From 1999, in the framework of the cooperation agreement, Flanders decided to create two Funds-in-trust in order to provide a specific financial support to UNESCO’s projects and programmes.  For more information


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