UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing a technical support mission to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, property inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2009.

The mission is organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close coordination with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Kingston and the Government of Belize, and is aimed at assisting the State Party of Belize in its efforts to prepare a Desired State of Conservation for Removal of the Belize Barrier Reef System from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The technical support mission will build on initiatives from UNESCO’s World Heritage marine programme to increase management effectiveness by using marine spatial planning as a key-tool in marine conservation. This Capacity building mission is financially supported by the Government of Flanders.