''Belize'' maintains 14 embassies to foreign countries, one consulate, and three missions to international organizations. In 1990, Belize became a member of the Organization of American States, and the Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.



To strengthen its potential for economic and political development, Belize has sought to build closer ties with the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America to complement its historical ties to the English-speaking Caribbean states. Recent foreign policy initiatives include joining with the other Central American countries in signing the CONCAUSA Agreement on regional sustainable development and becoming a full member of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Belize is a member of CARICOM which was founded in 1973.




Belize and the Commonwealth of Nations

Belize has been a member state of the Commonwealth since 1981, when it became an independent Commonwealth realm. Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Belize is viceregally represented by the Governor-General of Belize.

Multilateral membership

Belize is a member of the following multilateral bodies. *African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) *The Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) *Caribbean Community (Caricom) *Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) *Commonwealth of Nations *Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) *Group of 77 (G-77) *Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) *International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) *International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) *International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) *International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM) *International Development Association (IDA) *International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) *International Finance Corporation (IFC) *International Labour Organization (ILO) *International Monetary Fund (IMF) *International Maritime Organization (IMO) *Intelsat (nonsignatory user) *Interpol *International Olympic Committee (IOC) *International Organization for Migration (IOM) (observer) *International Telecommunications Union (ITU) *Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) *Organization of American States (OAS) *Latin American Economic System (LAES) *The United Nations (UN) *United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) *United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) *United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) *United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) *Universal Postal Union (UPU) *World Confederation of Labour (WCL) *World Health Organization (WHO) *World Trade Organization (WTO)

See also

*List of diplomatic missions in Belize *List of diplomatic missions of Belize *North American Free Trade Agreement *Free Trade Area of the Americas *Third Border Initiative *Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) *Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act *Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative


External links

Belizean High Commission in London, United Kingdom

British High Commission in BelmopanEmbassy of Belize in Guatemala City, GuatemalaEmbassy of Belize in Washington, D.C.Embassy of Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize City United States Embassy in BelmopanGAROther DocumentsSubmission of Belize/Guatemala Case to ICJ in 2009Summary of Legal Opinion of 25 November 2008Belize/Guatemala ICJ Compromis Signed at OAS in Washington, D.C. on 8 December 2008CompromisVideosBelize Leading Counsel of 19 December 2008
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Address of the Belizean embassy in Santo Domingo
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