GGN Calendar of Meetings and Events

20th Anniversary GGN Celebration

2024 marks a major milestone for our Global Geoparks Network (GGN), as we celebrate 20-years history of our Network. The 20th Anniversary of our Global Geoparks Network marks 20 years since the foundation of a Global Network of cooperation among Geoparks worldwide in order to promote the three main goals of conserving our Geological Heritage and planet Earth, our common home, educating the public in Earth Sciences, and fostering sustainable local development. 

The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) was initially founded in 2004 as an international partnership developed under the umbrella of UNESCO and serves to develop models of best practice and set quality-standards for territories that integrate the protection of Earth heritage sites in a strategy for sustainable economic development. Networking and collaboration among the Global Geoparks is the most important component of the Global Geoparks Network.

The Global Geoparks Network for its 20th Anniversary launches a special logo designed in the context of its birthday celebration. The 20th Anniversary logo inaugurates the GGN’s anniversary campaign and the GGN invites all its members to participate in its celebrations.

The Global Geoparks Network will also organize a variety of events, contests, will produce a celebration video campaigns and a social media campaign all around the year. A regularly updated calendar of events at the GGN website is presenting all these events.

15 January 2024: 6th GGN Advisory Committee Meeting

24-28 January 2024: International Tourism Fair FITUR in Madrid

5 February 2024: GGN Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals in Geoparks

5-9 March 2024: 49th European Geoparks Network Coordination Committee Meeting, Kula – Salihli UNESCO Global Geopark, Turkey

22 March 2024: World Water Day

8 April 2024: 8th Advisory Committee meeting

22 April 2024: International Earth Day 2024
GGN Anniversary Celebration in UNESCO Global Geoparks
New UNESCO Global Geoparks Welcome Digital Event

22-27 April 2024: APGN Week

26 – 29 April 2024: 7th Regional Course on UNESCO Global Geopark, Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, Malaysia

18 May 2024: International Museum Day

27 May – 3 June 2024: International Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks “UNESCO Global Geoparks and Sustainable Management”, Lesvos Island UNESCO Global Geopark, Greece

18 May – 2 June 2024: EGN Week

5 June 2024: World Environment Day

8 June 2024: World Oceans Day

9 August 2024: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

25-31 August 2024: 37th International Geological Congress, Busan, Republic of Korea
SPECIAL SESSION – GGN / Geoparks and Society – Invited lectures – presentations and Round table discussion

10-15 September 2024: 8th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium, Non Nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO Global Geopark, Vietnam
SPECIAL SESSION – GGN / Awarding those who contributed to the Geoparks Development

17 September 2024: World Cleanup Day

27 September 2024: International Tourism Day

2-4 October 2024: 17th European Geoparks Conference, Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, Iceland
SPECIAL SESSION – GGN / Awarding those who contributed to the Geoparks Development

6 October 2024: International Geodiversity Day

13 October 2024: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

10-15 October 2024: 8th International Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks, China University of Geosciences Beijing, Xiangxi UNESCO Global Geopark, China

6-8 November 2024: VII Conference of Geoparks Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Canyons Pathways, Brazil
SPECIAL SESSION – GGN / Awarding those who contributed to the Geoparks Development

5 December 2024: World Soil Day

11 December 2024: International Mountain Day, Geopark Activities