Belize Archives and Records Service will for the first time join archivists and archival institutions within the Caribbean and across the world in celebrating International Archives Day. Established in 2007 by the International Council on Archives with the support of the United Nations, International Archives Day is intended among other things to:
• Raise awareness among the public of the importance of records and archives, in order to make it understood that records and archives provide the foundation for their rights and identity;
• Raise the public, private and public sectors’ awareness of the necessity of preserving archives for the long-term, and of providing access to them;
• Promote and bring to the attention of the larger public unique, extraordinary and rare documents preserved in archival institutions.