Belmopan. April 30th, 2018. The Government of Belize announces that Cabinet has set the date for the referendum where Belize will decide whether or not to take the dispute arising from Guatemala’s claim to Belize’s land and insular territories, and to the maritime areas pertaining to them, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final settlement. In accordance with the Special Agreement and its protocol, the referendum will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already commenced and will step up its public awareness campaign which is being launched under the banner - “ICJ, Be Informed.” The nationwide campaign will include various approaches in an effort to reach citizens in every corner of the country. Belizeans are encouraged to learn more about this very important issue that they will be asked to decide upon.