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GLOBAL GEOPARKS NETWORK

  The Global Geoparks Network (GGN), is a non-profit International Association officially established in 2014 subject to French legislation. The Global Geoparks Network is the official partner of UNESCO for the operation of the UNESCO Global Geoparks.
  The 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 preservation of Earth heritage sites in a strategy for regional sustainable economic development.
  Networking and collaboration among Global Geoparks is an important component of the Global Geoparks Network.
  The Global Geoparks Network promotes networking on a regional basis.
  For Global Geoparks in Asia – Pacific the Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) acts as the Regional Network of the GGN.
  For Global Geoparks in Europe, the European Geoparks Network (EGN) acts as the Regional Network of the GGN.
  For Global Geoparks in Latin America and Caribbean, the Latin American and Caribbean Geoparks Network acts as the as the Regional Network of the GGN.
  The GGN prioritizes the creation of similar Regional Networks, reflecting local conditions, elsewhere in the world.


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