On 13 October 2017, UNLIREC hosted a special workshop in Belize City focusing on the delivery of the Caribbean Control List construct to Belizean national authorities. In total, there were 18 workshop participants in attendance, with the majority attending as representatives of Belize’s Customs and Excise Department.

In addition to presenting the concept of the Caribbean Control List, sessions of the workshop were also devoted to learning about the identification of particular dual-use and WMD sensitive items that my present themselves at Belizean borders. The workshop provided a forum for discussion about how a national control list might practically be implemented from an operational perspective.

The workshop was able to take place thanks to generous funding provided by the Government of Canada as part of the strengthening implementation of UNSCR 1540 programme in the Latin American and Caribbean region.