Ly Son – Sa Huynh Geopark application passed the screening

Friday - 17/04/2020 09:31

As notified by UNESCO, the application dossier of Ly Son – Sa Huynh Geopark has passed the eligibility screening and now entered the official process of evaluation by UNESCO.

As of this year, 20 new applications from 16 countries worldwide are eligible for official evaluation of UNESCO Global Geopark designation. In Southeast Asia, there are only two candidates, which are Ly Son – Sa Huynh Geopark from Vietnam and Khorat Geopark from Thailand.

As per UNESCO evaluation process, an independent validation team will be sent to the aspiring geopark for on-site evaluation in the mid-year. Following the validation reports is formal evaluation by UNESCO Global Geopark Council in the end of the year. Final results will be announced by UNESCO Executive Board early 2021.

Apart from 20 new applications, other three UNESCO Global Geoparks from Czech Republic and Germany have requested to extend their geopark size.

List of applications and brief summary can be found here:

Author: Ly Son - Sa Huynh PMB

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