During the 23rd General Assembly of the World Heritage Convention, Belgium was able to win a seat on the World Heritage Committee. This means that Belgium, and therefore also Flanders, will be part of the 21-strong prestigious committee for the next four years, which, among other things, decides on new world heritage recognitions.
The three regions, which are responsible for immovable heritage, have campaigned intensively together with the federal government in recent months. Global challenges such as climate change, sustainable tourism and heritage in times of conflict will be high on the agenda. The proper management of world heritage sites, and developments in their environment, will also be a spearhead of the mandate.