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Information Meeting related to the Programme entitled “UNESCO Global Geoparks”

A meeting with representatives of the Regions and Municipalities was held by the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, on Wednesday 29 November at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the relevant bodies about the progress of the Programme entitled “UNESCO Global Geoparks”, as well as to identify any problems and better coordinate the actions of involved bodies.

The meeting was attended by the President of the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO Mrs. Aikaterini Tzitzikosta, the President of the Hellenic Committee of UNESCO Geoparks, Professor Nikolaos Zouros, the Regional Governor of Epirus Mr Alexandros Kachrimanis, the Deputy Regional Governor of Epirus Mrs Panagiota Mitrokosta, the Deputy Regional Governor of Western Greece Mr. Nikolaos Balabanis, the Mayor of Kalavryta Mr. Georgios Lazouras and representatives from the 5 UNESCO Geoparks located in the Greek territory.

During the meeting, the speakers were given the opportunity to develop their concerns and to exchange ideas and practices for the promotion of the country's natural heritage and the economic development of Greek countryside areas with exceptional geological heritage, especially in mountainous and island regions.

It was finally decided to organize a Conference for UNESCO Global Geoparks both of Greece and Cyprus on 10 and 11 May 2018 in Athens.

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