Global Network of National Geoparks

French customs return 998 stolen fossils to UNESCO Global Geopark in Brazil

June 17, 2022

On 24 May, French customs officers returned a palaeontological treasure trove to the Brazilian authorities: 998 fossils dating from the Cretaceous period (145–65 million years ago). These fossils had...

UNESCO designates 8 new Global Geoparks

April 13, 2022

UNESCO's Executive Board has approved the designation of 8 new UNESCO Global Geoparks bringing the number of sites participating in the Global Geoparks Network to 177 in 46 countries. Two new co...

Grants to support the creation of geoparks in Africa and the Arab States

March 1, 2022

UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in the Arab States. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022©Skye McKenzie Op...

Grants to support the creation of geoparks in Small Island Developing States

March 1, 2022

UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022...

UNESCO and IUGS present Earth Futures Festival

February 14, 2022

Are you a geologist with good video skills? A video-maker with a passion for the planet or simply someone who likes to film your adventures across the world? Then maybe this is for you!The Earth Futur...

9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks successfully held by the Jeju Island UNESCO Global Geopark

December 22, 2021

The DIGITAL 9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks, with the main theme: “FUN Geopark”, was successfully organized between 12th and 16th of December 2021 by the Jeju Island UNESCO Glob...

UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Proposes 8 new UNESCO Global Geoparks

December 14, 2021

At its sixth statutory meeting held online between the 8thand 11th ofDecember 2021, the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council assessed 18 new applications for UNESCO Global Geoparks (submitted in 2019 and 20...

UNESCO Global Geoparks Events in Central Asia

December 10, 2021

Bakten, Kyrgyzstan, September 18-212021On September 18-21, an international seminar on “UNESCO Global Geoparks in Central Asia: areas for geotourism promotion and sustainable management of geological ...

UNESCO adopts International Geodiversity Day

November 26, 2021

Mark it in your calendar. From now on, 6 October will be International Geodiversity Day. This annual celebration of geodiversity was approved on 22 November by 193 member states attending UNESCO’s bie...

460 million year-old fossil finds a new home at UNESCO

November 18, 2021

A trilobite fossil dated from the Middle Ordovician (~467-458 Ma) ofthe Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark in northern Portugal was donated to UNESCO today. Ambassador António Nóvoa, P...

CALL for the next INTERNATIONAL GEOPARK CAMP (IGC) for YOUTH in the German – Polish Muskau Arch UGGp

October 9, 2021

After very long-term warm memories and numerous new experiences from a successful mix of different topics, sciences and social events for 34 young people from Greece, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Polan...

The GGN and the Global Geoaprks celebrate the International Day of the Wolrd's Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2021

“UNESCO Global Geoparks celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, and use this occasion to bring awareness to Indigenous Peoples within the world’s Geoparks. Global Geoparks c...

Hațeg Country - Hong Kong UGGps Youth Online Exchange

June 30, 2021

A collaborative effort was launched in May 2021 by Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark and HațegUNESCO Global Geopark, in Romania, to arrange online international exchange activities for young people in t...

UNESCO and Global Geoparks Network GGN assists Geopark initiatives in Africa and the Arab States

June 19, 2021

UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in Africa and the Arab States. The UNESCO/Global Geoparks Network Grant, or short: GGN g...

1st Nature and Geopark Online Academy successfully completed by the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO

May 11, 2021

We are pleased to inform you the successful delivery of 1st Nature and Geopark Online Academy, between the 26 to 28 April, 2021 in cooperation with the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the...

UNESCO designates eight new Global Geoparks

April 23, 2021

Paris, 21 April—UNESCO’s Executive Board has approved the designation of eight new UNESCO Global Geoparks, which br...

Call for the UNESCO – Global Geoparks Network GGN Grant

March 26, 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,We are writing you on behalf of the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science, Culture, Communication and Information (UNESCO) and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN), to inform ...