There are several other human rights commitments that guide the work of the NCFC.

Here are a few with links to their text.

A World Fit for Children

In May 2002, at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children, Belize joined the international communitty in pledging support for the new global Plan of Action entitled “A world fit for children.”

Some of the major themes in this plan are the eradication of poverty, universal primary education, promotion of gender equality, the reduction of child mortality, reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensuring environmental sustainability. To find out more information visit

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

In September 2015 world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. On January 1, 2016 it officially came into a force. The SDGs builing on the success of the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDSs), but aim to go even further by ending all forms of poverty. For More information on the SDGs, visit

Growth and Sustainable Development (GSDS)

The Growth and Sustainable Development strategy 2016-2019 charts the path forward for a better quality of life for all Belizeans, alive now and in the future. Its primary focus is sustainable development, which cab only be achieved through inter-connected goals that encompass a whole-system approach that acknowledges increasing prosperity, eradicating poverty, improving social cohesion, caring for our natural resources and securing peace and justice for all Belizeans. for more details visit

Horizon 2030

Horizon 2030 Belize defines a set of long term developmental goals, targets and indicators aimed at guiding a united action by all stakeholders involved in the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of both long term and intermediate sector programs and Government’s long and medium-term development strategies. Visit for more details.

Convention of the Elimination of forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

The United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979. It has often been described as the international bill of rights for women and sets out a comprehensive set of rights for women in civil, political, economic, social and cultural fields. It also provides a definition of discrimination against women.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international treaty that aims to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.  The purpose of UNCRPD is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.