Information meeting on proposed UNESCO Global Geoparks

When, local time: 
Monday, 30 March 2015 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Информационное совещание с Постоянными представительствами
Contact: 
s.gaines@unesco.org

Until today UNESCO gave ad hoc support to national Geopark initiatives which are coordinated through a Global Geoparks Network (GGN) which has, as of September 2014, 111 members in 32 countries (66 in Europe and North America, 42 in Asia, 2 in Latin American countries, 1 Africa). With the support of UNESCO, many aspiring Geoparks are in preparation in particular in Africa and Latin America.
Seven Working Groups have convened over 60 Member States, representatives of the Global Geoparks Network (GGN), International Union of Geological Science (IUGS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to propose a formalization of the link between UNESCO and Global Geoparks.