Länderberichte und aktuelle Informationen: Belize
conscription does not exist
Conscription has never existed since gaining independence in 1981.
Legislation allows for the introduction of conscription when voluntary enlistment fails to achieve the requisite number of recruits. This has never been the case as there are, in fact, more applications to join the armed forces than actually needed. 
Minimum enlistment age is 18. 
2 Conscientious objection
There is no known legal provision for conscientious objection.
No information available.
6 Annual statistics
The armed forces comprise 1,050 troops - about 0.46 percent of the population. 
 Institute for Strategic Studies 1997. Military Balance 1997/98. ISS, London.  US Library of Congress 1992. Belize - a country study. Area Handbooks, State Department, Washington DC.