2017 LIST OF NEW UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS ENDORSED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Following the launch of the UNESCO Global Geoparks designation at the 38th session of the General Conference in November 2015, the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council convened its first statutory meeting during the International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks, in Torquay, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on 24 and 25 September 2016. The UNESCO Global Geoparks Council examined a total of 18 applications submitted by Member States for the nominations of UNESCO Global Geoparks, including two requests for extensions from existing UNESCO Global Geoparks. 

In accordance with Article 5.5 of the Operational Guidelines for UNESCO Global Geoparks as approved by the 38th session of the General Conference (38 C/Resolution 23), the Director-General submitted the nominations decided upon by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council at its first statutory meeting for the endorsement by the UNESCO Executive Board.

The 10 nominations, eight new aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks and two extensions of existing UNESCO Global Geoparks, for the period 2017-2020 were officially endorsed by the UNESCO Executive Board on May 5 2017. Additional details provided below

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