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The National Garifuna Council of Belize (NGC) is an NGO that strives to preserve, strengthen and develop the Garifuna culture as well as to promote economic development and opportunities for the Garinagu people in Belize.

The NGC specifically focuses on preserving the Garifuna culture through its language, music, food, dances, crafts, art and rituals as well as generating economic development for Garinagu people. Another objective is to seek education and training opportunities for Garinagu especially youth. One of the main activities is to initiate projects that will strengthen the Garifuna culture while improving the living conditions of Garinagu.

In 2001, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO) proclaimed the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.