Belize, Education, History

Did you know … Recognition of Belize as an Independent State


On September 25, 1981, Belize was admitted as a member of the United Nations. On the same day it became a full member of the Non-Aligned Movement, after being a member with “special status” since 1976. On Independence Day Belize was also admitted to membership of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Today, Belize plays its full role as a member of the Organization of American States and other international social, political and economic organizations. As an independent state, Belize has gained the respect of most of the nations of the world, including Guatemala. Although the Guatemalan claim has not yet been completely resolved, Guatemala recognized Belize’s independence in 1991, and the two countries have finally established full diplomatic relations.


4 thoughts on “Did you know … Recognition of Belize as an Independent State”

  1. Our readers love everything about living and retiring in Belize. It is a top retirement destinations. Retirees love the affordable cost of living, the friendly people, the stunningly beautiful landscape, the superb weather and best of all English is the primary language.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad that they are loving Belize. There is so much to do, see and enjoy in the Jewel. I will make sure to put your site on my list of friends.

  2. Spread the word both far and wide. In the matter of Guatemala’s unfounded claim on Belize’s sovereign territory, in the best interest of Belize…’equity’ plays no role. On that basis alone, Belizeans and true friends of Belize should recognise that going to the ICJ can not prove beneficial for Belize. Therefore, regarding the upcoming referendum, I urge one and all to bring out a resounding “NO” vote to the ICJ.

    Belize, Sovereign and Free – NO ICJ!

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