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SDGs updated template for UNESCO Global Geoparks

How to report SDG contributions of UNESCO Global Geoparks:
Introduction to the SDG Template

Being a UNESCO Global Geopark (UGGp) requires in the overall sense to follow the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), since UNESCO is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. 

The Global Geoparks Network through the GGN Working Group on SDG’s is compiling a Report that shows the evidence of the UNESCO Global Geoparks contribution to the SDGs.  

For the UNESCO Global Geoparks it is essential to be perceived and mentioned as active partners in the implementation and promotion of the SDGs in UNESCO´s sessions, meetings and publications on a regular basis. This requires a scheme and continuity of reporting by the UNESCO Global Geoparks regarding all activities, which underline, how they support the SDGs.   

The following SDG updated template, which has been conducted by the GGN Working Group on SDGs and updated after the GGN SDG Workshop (5th February 2024), is intended to collect the SDG information and data to fulfill this task. It combines the main information on each SDG with possible contributions of the UNESCO Global Geoparks, based on their tasks and activities.   

The updated template is composed by the following columns to be filled in with your respective information: 

The SDG reporting starts from 2023 and will be continued on an annual basis. As Follow-up of the GGN SDG Workshop in February 2024, the GGN Regional Networks offer SDG Workshops to getting familiar with the SDG updated template and the reporting procedure. 

In order to start the reporting process, we kindly ask you to complete the following updated template with your activities of the previous year 2023.  

Please fill in the online updated template up to 30 March 2024.

In case you have no access to google please use the pdf version  and send your updated template up to the 30th March to
secretariat@globalgeoparksnetwork.org

For any further questions, the GGN SDG Working Group offers a digital SDG tutorial on the 19th April 2024, 13:00-15:000 GMT. 

An Invitation will be sent in time, through the GGN Secretariat. 

Your SDG contributions will be collected to a comprehensive document, which underlines the role of UNESCO Global Geoparks as SDG Model Territories and creates awareness among UNESCO and its Member States about the importance of the IGGP to contribute to a sustainable future.

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