Development History of the UNESCO Global Geopark

In April 1999, the establishment of the Global Geoparks Programme was officially proposed.

In February 2004, the GGN was established.

In September 2005, Keketuohai was approved as the fourth batch of national geoparks.

In July 2008, Keketuohai National Geopark was officially unveiled and opened.

In 2014, the GGN was registered as an international organization with legal status in France.

In January 2014, Keketuohai Geopark was recommended by China to the United Nations as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2016.

In November 2015, UNESCO approved the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme.

In May 2017, Keketuohai was approved as the 35th UNESCO Global Geopark in China.

In October 2018, Keketuohai UNESCO Global Geopark was officially unveiled and opened.

In May 2023, there were 195 UNESCO Global Geoparks worldwide and 41 in China.

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