Head of State: President Dean Barrow
Joined the Commonwealth: 1981
Capital City (location of Parliament): Belmopan
Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - House of Representatives (32), Senate (13)
CPA UK and Belize
CPA UK engages with the National Assembly of Belize on a number of areas, such as energy, climate change, trade and security. In October 2018, CPA UK welcomed a senior delegation from the National Assembly of Belize, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Laura Tucker-Longsworth, and the President of the Senate, Hon. Lee Mark Chang. This bilateral visit was facilitated in cooperation with the British High Commission in Belmopan.
Parliamentarians from Belize have also engaged with CPA UK through multilateral projects such as the Commonwealth Association on Public Accounts Committees (CAPAC), as parliamentarians from Belize attended the Caribbean Regional Workshop in January 2020, and the International Parliamentary Project on Sustainability, Energy and Development.
Our Recent Programmes
Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees: Caribbean Regional Workshop, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 21-23 January 2020
The CAPAC Caribbean Regional Workshop was attended by 31 Chairs, Members and Clerks from 11 Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees in the region. Participating PACs joined from Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands. Delegates exchanged good practice for financial scrutiny and oversight and collaborated to find approaches to shared challenges. The workshop formed part of CPA UK's work in the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D).
Visit by Parliamentary Delegation led by the Speaker, Westminster, 23-25 October 2018
From 23 to 25 October 2018 CPA UK hosted a senior delegation from the National Assembly of Belize led by Hon. Laura Tucker-Longsworth, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Hon. Lee Mark Chang, President of the Senate, as part of a bilateral exchange programme facilitated by CPA UK and the British High Commission Belmopan. The programme included opportunities to observe parliamentary procedure in Westminster and to engage with UK Members of both Houses on issues related to national security, trade, sustainable development, women and equality, and parliamentary development.
Caribbean Regional Workshop on Sustainability, Energy and Development, Port of Spain, 7-10 December 2015
CPA UK, working in partnership with the Parliament of Trinidad & Tobago delivered the Caribbean Regional Workshop on Energy, Sustainability & Development for Caribbean and UK parliamentarians.
The Workshop was one of three regional workshops to be delivered by CPA UK with UNDP as part of an International Parliamentary Project (IPP) following the adoption of the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) by the international community.