Category Archives: International Development Consultant, Roy Young

Mr. Roy Young brings a wealth of knowledge in management, community and international relations. Before migrating to the United States, Mr. Young was a career public officer in his native Belize. He served in several senior positions in the Ministries of Social Development, Local Government, Tourism and Home Affairs, including as Mayor of Belize City.
He represented the Government of Belize on assignments at the annual session of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland, in Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Shortly after his arrival in California, Mr. Young was appointed to the diplomatic post of Consul General of Belize and served in this capacity for over nine years. From August of 2005 to March of 2008, Mr. Young assumed the office of Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, the third largest corps in the world, comprising of over one hundred representatives of foreign countries.
In recognition of his outstanding service, he was conferred the special title of Dean Emeritus by the Corps. As Dean, he established relationships with diplomatic, political and business leaders from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Mr. Young is the recipient of awards from the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County for promoting international relations and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for participation and support of Bi-national Health Programs. Also The Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono legal services by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Young holds a diploma in Social Administration from the University College of Swansea, Wales, certificate in Municipal Administration from Harvard University and associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Los Angeles City College of California, United States of America.

Roy Young Biography


01/70 – 06/73 Government of Belize: Assistant Social Development Officer

09/73 – 03/78 Belize City Council: Town Clerk

04/78 – 03/87 Government of Belize: National Chief Elections Officer

04/91 – 03/92 Mayor of Belize City, Belize

04/92 – 05/93 Government of Belize: Special Assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Project

Officer for the Belize Tourism Board

12/98 – 03/08 Consul General of Belize for the Sate of California, USA

2005 – 2008 Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps

2008- Present International Business Consultant


Chairman Belize National Sports Council. Initiated and organized the first Belize Games

Headed delegation to Mexico to negotiate a Bilateral Sports Agreement.

Headed sports delegation to Cuba to discuss Technical Assistance Program.

Chairman, Belize National Refugee Committee

Represented the Government of Belize on assignment at the Annual session of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees UNHCR in Geneva, Switzerland

Recipient of Wiley Manuel Award for pro bono services

Recipient of awards from the Los Angeles City Council promoting international relations

Recipient of awards from the Department of Public Health of the Los Angeles County for participation and support of the Bi-National Health Programs


1967 -1969 University of Swansea, Wales: Diploma in Social Administration

1989 – 1990 University of Belize: Paralegal Studies

1991 Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government: Certificate Municipal Administration

1994 – 1998 Los Angeles City College,

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies (cum lau-de)

2008 University College of Los Angeles (UCLA)

Completed course entitled understanding U.S. Immigration Law