The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme was launched in Saint Lucia in 1993 by the Heads of Government to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of CARICOM and was formally instituted in 1994. Since its inception, the Youth Ambassador Programme has:
- Contributed to increased youth knowledge and awareness of CARICOM issues and priorities
- Raised the profile of young people at the national and regional levels
- Assisted in integrating the views and perspectives of young people from across the Region into national, regional and international policy and programmes
The National AIDS Commission of Belize (NAC) was appointed by cabinet and officially established in February of 2000. The NAC serves as the Country’s Coordinating Mechanism and is responsible to coordinate, facilitate and monitor the National Response to HIV/AIDS as well as the National Strategic Plan.
The NAC which serves as the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) is responsible for the multisectoral approach to coordinating the national response to HIV and AIDS so as to reduce the incidence and spread of HIV/AIDS and provide comprehensive, quality support for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
The NAC is comprised of 15 voting members under the following structure:
- Government Representatives- 7
- Civil Society Representatives- 6
- Private Sector- 1
- Faith Based Organizations-1
- UN Groups- UNDP & PAHO (technical partners)
The National AIDS Commission has four (4) subcommittees that report to the NAC membership:
- Care, Treatment & Support Services Sub committee
- Monitoring & Evaluation Sub Committee
- Information, Education & Communication Sub Committee
- Policy & Legislation Sub committee
The National AIDS Commission works out of the office of the Prime Minister and the Chair of the National AIDS Commission is appointed by the Prime Minister.
The Secretariat of the National AIDS Commission (NAC) has been established to support the work of the commission. The NAC Secretariat falls under the Office of the Prime Minister with its administrative functions overseen by the Ministry of Human Development. The Secretariat reports to the NAC. The NAC Secretariat will be responsible for facilitating the overall coordination, monitoring and evaluation role of the commission and ensures the effective implementation of the National Strategic Plan.
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.