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Global Geoparks confirmed as UNESCO Global Geoparks!

The Oki Islands Global Geopark has become “Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark” following the creation of the new label “UNESCO Global Geoparks” within the International Geosciences and Geoparks Programme (IGGP), which was ratified at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris on November 17, 2015.

The recognition of the valuable activities of Global Geoparks around the world by the member states of UNESCO is a very joyous occasion for the Oki Islands Global Geopark.

The Oki Islands Geopark initiative was commenced with the aim to foster pride and love of the Oki Islands, and was designated as a Global Geopark in September 2013.

We will continue to work toward the sustainable development of the Oki Region guided by the philosophies of the UNESCO Global Geoparks.

17 November 2015

Oki Islands Global Geopark Promotion Committee Chairman

Kazuhisa Matsuda

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