Vietnam has been chosen to host the 8th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Symposium.
The announcement was made as the 7th Symposium drew to a close at the Satun UNESCO Global Geopark in southern Thailand on Sunday.
The next APGN will take place at Non Nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO Global Geopark in the northern province of Cao Bang in 2024.
The Organising Committee highly appreciated the active participation of the delegates in sharing experiences in the construction and development of geoparks in 10 categories, including management and protection, the promotion of the value of indigenous geological and cultural heritages, and sustainable tourism development.
Particularly, they praised the efforts of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in its construction and development through many creative and practical solutions, which helps to create many strong values in the network.
APGN is established under Article 18 of the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) Statues as a Asia Pacific Region member for Regional Geopark Networks.
Regional Geopark Networks serve for the coordination of GGN activities at a regional or continental level and as fora for the exchange of information and cooperation between Global Geoparks and Global Geopark professionals in the region.