Saturday, May 18, 2024


Ministry of Agriculture and Fyffes Join Forces to Combat Childhood Malnutrition in Belize

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with Fyffes, is proud to announce the signing of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) on November 22nd, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing effort to address malnutrition among school-aged children in Southern Belize. This partnership is dedicated to supporting the Bella Vista Community and Community Feeding Program, with a specific focus on Bella Vista Primary School.

For every child, every right: San Pedro celebrates Children’s Week

Schools across Belize celebrated Children's Week starting Monday, November 13th, under the theme "For every child, every right." Here in San Pedro, children from preschools and primary schools enjoyed week-long fun, culminating on Friday, November 17th, with the island's largest primary school, San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS), hosting a grand, colorful parade across San Pedro's main streets.

World Breastfeeding Week 2023

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated globally from August 1 to 7, each year. This year’s theme, “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents”, speaks to strengthening the capacity to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across all levels of society. This year’s theme will focus on breastfeeding and working mothers and will provide a strategic opportunity to advocate for essential maternity rights. Working women must be given basic maternity provisions equating to robust breastfeeding support when returning back to work.

Government of Belize, SIB, and UNICEF Host Data Needs Assessment Workshop for Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

The Government of Belize, the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB), and UNICEF hosted a Data Needs Assessment Workshop on July 27 and 28 to facilitate information-gathering for the seventh round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS7).

MOHW Launches the National Nutrition Policy

In an era marked by increasing rates of chronic diseases and nutritional imbalances, the Ministry of Health & Wellness recognizes the urgent need for a comprehensive approach to nutrition. As a result, the MOHW launched the National Nutrition Policy 2022-2023 in Belize City on June 8, 2023.

Raising the bar as a child-friendly community, SPTC hosts Family Day

With its commitment to being a child-friendly community, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and the Child Advisory Board hosted a Family Day at the town’s central park on Sunday, May 28th. The event, attended by several island families, was full of fun activities such as parades, performances, live music, games, and fabulous giveaways.

Government of Belize and UNICEF Enter into Partnership to Transform Education Through Technology

The Government of Belize officially partnered with Giga: a global initiative by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to connect every school to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice.

U.S. Government and UN Agencies Support Mobile Amnesty Hubs in Belize

The Government of the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UNICEF, supports Mobile Amnesty Hubs, which provide asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with access to all services required to apply for the Amnesty Program. This initiative has assisted over 6,000 asylum seekers and migrants, who seek a pathway to regularize their immigration status in Belize.