Saturday, May 25, 2024

Government of Canada

PAHO/WHO Belize and the Government of Canada donate computer equipment to strengthen public health surveillance at Belize’s land borders

Although Belize’s land borders remain closed, it is key for the country’s points of entry to be prepared to prevent, control and provide proper public health response for when the land borders reopen. Through funding from the Government of Canada, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated computer equipment with supplies to strengthen national public surveillance capacity at the Western and Northern land borders of Belize.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Participates in Launch of Declaration against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations

On February 15, 202, Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, joined other foreign ministers from like-minded states, as well as human rights advocates, for the launch of the Declaration against Arbitrary Detention in State-to State Relations

The IDB and Compete Caribbean announces fifteen finalists for the Social Innovation Challenge

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) with its partners – the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Canada – announced the fifteen finalists for the challenge in Belize known as the ‘Change Dah Story’ Social Innovation Challenge. Change Dah Story, piloted by the CCPF in collaboration with IDB’s Country Office in Belize, aims to support the development of innovative business ideas around the issues faced by vulnerable youth in Belize, including crime and violence.

Canada Announces Initiatives to Contribute to the Government of Belize’s response to the COVID19 pandemic

Recognizing Belize’s timely response to the COVID19 pandemic, Canada’s contribution is meant to complement efforts to address current needs, with a focus on women and girls, who are often found at the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. They are the primary caregivers in many households, comprise approximately 70% of vital roles in health and social sectors, and during this crisis have been at increased risk of gender-based violence.