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  • The White House is lit with the colors of the rainbow in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, June 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

    Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is a right

    U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage marks a significant milestone on the path to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Americans. The ruling shows that a shift in hearts and minds is possible, President Obama said.

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  • President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., June 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

    President Obama's Eulogy for Reverend Pinckney

    Maybe we now realize the way racial bias can infect us even when we don't realize it, so that we're guarding against not just racial slurs, but we're also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal.

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  • Secretary Kerry Releases the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, June 25, 2015.

    Country Reports on Human Rights 2014

    And so my advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to look at the practices of their country, and to recognize that the way to alter what the world thinks and the way to change these judgments is to alter what is happening in those countries. That is the advice that we also give to ourselves.

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  • President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner at the White House in recognition of Ramadan. June 22, 2015.

    President Promotes Religious Tolerance at Iftar

    As Americans, we insist that nobody should be targeted because of who they are, or what they look like, who they love, how they worship. We stand united against these hateful acts. These are the freedoms and the ideals, and the values that we uphold. And it’s more important than ever, because around the world and here at home, there are those who seek to divide us by religion or race or sect.

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  • Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Opening Session

    U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

    So more and more I think we have both decided that our partnership is an essential starting point to the resolution of global problems, and that this partnership can indeed become even more important in terms of providing a better sense of structure and order in a world where there is an increasing sense of, at least in some places, disorder or even chaos.

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  • Ambassador Denise Bauer Joins Instagram

    Ambassador Denise Bauer Joins Instagram

    Follow Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer and discover behind the scenes images from life as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium.

More News from the Embassy

  • Processing Visas

    Issues related to the issuance of visas in Belgium have been resolved. Latest updates available here.

  • Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport processing systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country. It is a worldwide problem, originating in Washington, D.C. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Latest information available here

  • Kingdom of Belgium Reduces Threat Level to 2

    On March 9, the Kingdom of Belgium reduced its national 1-4 Threat Level to Level 2 (heightened concern). However, the Belgian government did extend its Level 3 (probable attack) assessment for specific locations, to include the American Embassy- among other foreign embassies and missions - and several Belgian government buildings and institutions.

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Embassy Events

  • Ambassador Bauer Visit to Bastogne
    Ambassador Bauer Visit to Bastogne

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Mardasson Memorial & the Bastogne Barracks, headquarters of Gen. McAuliffe & the 101st Airborne Division during WWII. The Ambassador & Mayor Lutgen, unveiled a new monument, sculpted by Robert Remacle, dedicated to the U.S. Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.  

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer paid her respects to American fallen heroes interred in Belgium soil at commemorations at Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Flanders Field American Cemeteries. The Ambassador also participated in memorials at the isolated graves of other American soldiers buried throughout Belgium.
    Memorial Day in Belgium

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer paid her respects to American fallen heroes interred in Belgium soil at commemorations at Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Flanders Field American Cemeteries. The Ambassador also participated in memorials at the isolated graves of other American soldiers buried throughout Belgium.  

  • Treaty of Ghent
    Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent signed on December 24, 1814 in the city of Ghent, was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. Learn more about the treaty and its importance in this Embassy-produced video. 

  • Ambassador's Visit to the University of Louvain
    Ambassador's Visit to the University of Louvain

    Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the University of Louvain, the largest francophone university of Belgium on May 12, 2015. She met with Rector Vincent Blondel and other academics to hear about their programs and leading academic achievements.  

  • Ambassador Bauer speech at KULeuven on US Perspectives on Renewable Energy and the Road to Paris, April 22, 2015.
    Ambassador Bauer on Renewable Energy

    Ambassador Bauer: "I want to talk with you about one of the solutions to climate change: renewable energy. This presents you and your generation with the opportunity to participate in what may be the greatest economic revolution in history." 

  • Youth Empowerment and Positive Change
    Youth Empowerment and Positive Change

    Ambassador Bauer hosted a roundtable on the value of youth empowerment to bring about positive change with Mbadika CEO Netia McCray, Let’s Go Urban’s Sihame El Kaouakibi, Talented Youth Network’s Ihsane Haouach and moderated by ULB Prof. Dirk Jacobs. 

  • Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives.
    Empowering Women and Girls

    Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives that focus on giving a voice to young women. 

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