13 Sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America Receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label in April 2018. These sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology join the world network, which now numbers 140 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 38 countries.
UNESCO Global Geoparks are territories that promote geodiversity through community-led initiatives to enhance regional sustainable development, notably through sustainable tourism. They help monitor and promote awareness of climate change and natural disasters, and many help local communities prepare disaster mitigation strategies.
Press release: https://en.unesco.org/news/13-sites-africa-asia-europe-and-north-america-receive-unesco-global-geopark-label