The United Nations in Belize

Aerial view of Belmopan, Belize.
Photo: © United Nations

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) works to support the Government of Belize, civil society, non-governmental organizations and private sector in strengthening national capacities to achieve sustainable and inclusive human development. The UNCT values its engagement with all stakeholders, including government, bilateral and multilateral donors, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector. As such, the UNCT seeks to consistently build upon its position as a key development partner, most notably by creating and reinforcing partnerships and supporting platforms for meaningful dialogue.

The UNCT is committed to supporting Belize to achieve its national development priorities, and international development commitments, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and realize the values, principles and core of all United Nations human rights treaties.

The United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) defines how the UN will jointly achieve development results in partnership with 18 English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries and Overseas Territories for the period 2017-2021.

The countries covered are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Curaҫao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The framework aims to ensure that no one is left behind in national development efforts and exemplifies the commonly-shared belief that similar development challenges of the Caribbean countries require a coherent and coordinated response by the UN.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Belize

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Belize: