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UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGp)

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New Applications

The following 16 areas have applied to be designated UNESCO Global Geopark and have entered the official process of evaluation by UNESCO. In order to enable Member States to exercise their oversight responsibility (as set out in 5.4 Applications review of the Operational Guidelines for UNESCO Global Geoparks, the documents below provide a geological and geographic summary, including a detailed map indicating the location, of each applicant.

According to the Article 5.4 iv of “The Operational Guidelines of the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme”, adopted by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, Member States that have concerns about one or more of these new applications have the possibility to send a written objection to the Secretariat until 30 June 2021, 12pm CET, end of the 3 months grace period.

 

16 New candidates (for evaluation in 2021)

 

China

Croatia

Greece

Finland

Hungary

Indonesia

Japan

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Republic of Korea

Romania

Russian Federation

Turkey

 

2021 UNESCO Global Geopark Extension Requests

The 5 following areas have expressed the wish to change the size of their existing UNESCO Global Geopark with less than 10%. In order to enable Member States to exercise their oversight responsibility (as set out in 5.6 Applications review of the Operational Guidelines for UNESCO Global Geoparks, the documents below provide a geological and geographic summary, including a detailed map indicating the location, of each UNESCO Global Geopark wishing to change its size.

 

China

France

Italy

Spain:

Vietnam

 

2021 UNESCO Global Geopark Extension Requests >10%

The following area has expressed the wish to change the size of their existing UNESCO Global Geopark with more than 10%. In order to enable Member States to exercise their oversight responsibility (as set out in 5.6 Applications review of the Operational Guidelines for UNESCO Global Geoparks, the documents below provide a geological and geographic summary, including a detailed map indicating the location, of the UNESCO Global Geopark wishing to change its size.

China

 

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