One step closer to Global Geopark
Waitaki Whitestone Geopark application dossier sent to UNESCO in Paris
- 30 April 2018 – Expression of Interest lodged with New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO
- 30 May 2018 – Shortlisted candidates identified and informed
- 01 July 2018 – Shortlisted candidate submit Letter of Intent
- 30 November 2018 – Shortlisted candidate develops full dossier with support from the Geoparks Expert Advisory Panel. The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO recommends Waitaki Whitestone Geopark application to UNESCO in Paris.
- 30 April 2019 – UNESCO desktop evaluation completed
- May / June 2019 – UNESCO evaluators visit proposed Global Geopark
- Around 30 September 2019 – UNESCO Global Geoparks Council assesses Global Geopark nomination
- Around 31 October 2019 – UNESCO Global Geoparks Council forwards application to the Executive Board of UNESCO for endorsement
- Around 31 March 2020 – Decision to affirm accreditation by the Executive Board of UNESCO during its Spring Session
- Around 30 April 2020 – Waitaki Whitestone Global Geopark notified of UNESCO Global Geopark accreditation.
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