GGN has become part of UNESCO and will become UNESCO Global Geoparks
This was decided by the member states at their meeting at the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris on 3 – 18 November. The aim of UNESCO Global Geoparks is to raise awareness of geodiversity around us, promote good examples from the nature conservancy area, education or responsible utilization of the landscape for the tourism purposes. This new branding completes and formalizes the long-term cooperation of UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network that started in 2001. Since then the Global Geoparks Network has expanded to include 140 members with the global representation, and thus it has become an important tool of UNESCO how to support and lead the member states for preserving the natural and geological heritage.