Global Network of National Geoparks

International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme Councils' appointments

August 28, 2018

UNESCO is the only United Nations organization with a mandate to support research and capacity building in geology and geophysics, and the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) is our...

New UNESCO Global Geopark-themed Banknotes in Hong Kong

July 25, 2018

Through the collaboration of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the three note-issuing banks of Hong Kong, the 2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes were unveiled on 24 July 2018. Among the...

Sister Geopark Exchange between Hong Kong and Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geoparks

July 20, 2018

This June, as part of the ongoing Sister Geopark relations between the Itoigawa and Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geoparks, 30 students from the Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club Fung Yiu King Memorial Seconda...

International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) Visits Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark

June 6, 2018

This May, as part of the organization’s 38th Annual International Seminar in Japan, the International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) held a special excursion to the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Ge...

13 Sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America Receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

April 18, 2018

© Pham Ngoc KhoaUNESCO’s Executive Board today approved the designation of 13 new Geoparks for sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology.The world network now numbers 140 UNESCO G...

Ap Chau Story Room of Hong Kong Global Geopark opens

April 13, 2018

The Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) Ap Chau Story Room was officially opened on 8 April 2018 and is ready for public visits on Sundays and public holidays starting on 15 April 2018. ...

The International Workshop on the Integration of Geo-landscape and Local Culture was successfully held in Jiuhuashan Geopark of China

April 8, 2018

On Mar. 27th-30th, 2018 the International Workshop on the Integration of Geo-landscape and Local Culture was successfully held in Jiuhuashan Geopark, Anhui Province. At this workshop, over 60 atte...

Promotion of UNESCO Global Geopark branding by Geopark Communities: Sai Kung Carnival 3-3

March 13, 2018

On 3 March 2018, a mega event, titled “Sai Kung Carnival 3–-3”, was organized by the geopark communities of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) in Sai Kung to promote UNESCO Global Geopark brandi...

Primary School Students Develop Geopark-themed Bento Meals in Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark

February 28, 2018

Third year students (8-9 years of age) at a local elementary school have collaborated with a local supermarket in order to develop the “Hikari Geo Bento” a bento-style boxed lunch with a Geo...

Wudalianchi Geopark made its debut in Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

February 27, 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics closed on Jan. 25 in Republic of Korea. Beijing, the next organizer showed its charm in the 8 minutes’ performance. As one of scenic spots in the video, Wudalianchi ...

Getting to Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark with Geopark Hotels

January 12, 2018

According to the UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) concept, a co-management and participatory approach should be adopted in the establishment and management of a UGG. Like many other partners of Hong Kong...

International Mountain Day 11 December 2017

December 11, 2017

The United Nations declared December 11thas the International Mountain Day.Most of our UNESCO Global Geoparks lie in mountainous areas or are partly covered by mountains. Thus it is essential to parti...

Zhangjiajie Global Geopark successfully organized “International Workshop on Cave Protection and Disaster Prevention in 2017”

December 7, 2017

From 28th to 30th of November, the “International Workshop on Cave Protection and Disaster Prevention in 2017” was held in Zhangjiajie UNESCO Global Geopark, aiming at identifying the approaches to t...

The Last Drifting Apart Project meeting in Magma Geopark

November 23, 2017Sara Gentilini

From 11 to 14th of November our partners from Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust ( Northern Ireland) , Shetland Geopark ( Scotland), Reykjanes Geopark (Iceland) Stonehammer Geopark ...

Graduation Ceremony of the Tai Po Capacity Building Programme and Official Reopening of the Tai Po Geoheritage Centre

November 1, 2017

To benefit the local community through the promotion of responsible and sustainable geo-tourism, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp), in collaboration with the Environmental Association, provid...

Meeting of the Interreg Danube GeoTour Project Successfully Held in Wildalpen, Austria from 20th – 23rd September 2017

September 27, 2017

Last week the second get-together of the project partners took place in Austria. The UNESCO Global Geoparks Karawanken-Karavanke and Styrian Eisenwurzen had the chance to welcome the 11 pro...

Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) representatives visit UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGs) of China

September 26, 2017

As a follow up of the first visit of Chinese Geoparks representatives to the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) in April this year, representatives from the JGN, Itoigawa UGG, Muroto UGG, San’in Kaigan...

Opening of the geoVR exhibition in the Magma Geopark info centre

September 25, 2017

Magma UENSCO Global Geopark is happy to announce the opening of the geoVR virtual exhibition in the Magma Geopark new info centre.The interactive exhibition is the result of several Regional, National...

Leiqiong Organized 2017 National Science Popularization Day Activities

September 25, 2017

To implement Outline of the Action Plan for the Nation’s Science Literacyand further strengthen Geoscience popularization work, Leiqiong UNESCO Global Geopark organized 2017 National Science Popula...

Itoigawa Geopark Receives Delegation from Iran’s Qeshm Island Geopark

September 22, 2017

On September 20, 2017, a delegation of 11 men and women from Qeshm Island, Iran’s first UNESCO Global Geopark, arrived in Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark on a mi...