National Commission for Families and Children
The National Committee for Families and Children was established as a body that is responsible to advocate with policy and monitoring and evaluating the responsibilities of all organization within Belize whose overall goal in to ensure the wellbeing of all families and children. It focuses on the long-term strategies that must be implemented to improve the lives of children and their families.
Originally known as the National Coordination committee for children which was established in 1992, it was later changed to the National Committee for Families and Children in 1994 as being the lead advisory to the government on families and children Issues. In 1999 a term of reference was established with the following key areas. Ensure that the government meets its national and international obligations as a party to the Convention on the Rights of a Child. Promote, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and achieving the goals set at the World Summits on the CRC. Promote public awareness on national legislation affecting families and children and facilitate the effective and efficient planning and coordination of efforts among and between non-governmental organizations, service clubs, churches and other organizations involved in the provision of services for families and children. Promote the standards of protection and care for children contained in the national legislation and the CRC. Recommend and advocate at different levels of Belizean society for policies relating to the care, protection and maintenance of families and children in Belize.
Implementaion Arrangements & Accountability
Finally, the Children’s Agenda outlines implementation arrangements for its successful execution. Progress towards achievement of the transformational goals will be tracked over time and improvements in the five national outcomes will also be monitored. A select number of key indicators have been identified, and insofar as was possible, international comparability was a consideration to allow for global benchmarking. Some indicators are measured annually; particularly those to be derived from administrative records, but many are only reported on every 3-4 years from nationally surveys. It is recognized that the indicators within the Outcome Indicator Framework do not provide an exhaustive picture of the lives of all children and adolescents 0 – 19 years. Rather, these key indicators will allow us to measure progress in some key areas across the outcomes over the 14 years of the Framework.
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Belize is the best nation in the world in which to grow up and raise a family, and where the rights of all children and adolescents are respected, protected and fulfilled; where their voices…
Belize is the best nation in the world in which to grow up and raise a family, and where the rights of all children and adolescents are respected, protected and fulfilled; where their…
The vision to be achieved by 2030 through the successful implementation of the Children’s Agenda is that Belize will become the best country in the world in which to grow up and...