The delegation of Cao Bang attended the 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks

Tuesday - 09/04/2019 04:25
From the 8th- 14th September 2018 the delegate of Cao Bang province led by Mr. Lai Xuan Mon, member of the Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Cao Bang provincial Party committee, head of the delegate Cao Bang province to the National assembly attended the 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in Italy.

The 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks organized from the 8th- 14th September 2018 in Adamello Brenta UGGp, Italy. This is one of the most important events of the UNESCO global geopark network, which is organized very two years in the world. This is a good opportunity for members of the network to share and learn from experience and successful models of other geoparks, this is also a good chance for aspiring geoparks to introduce their potentials of being a global geopark. Non nuoc Cao Bang officially became a UNESCO global geopark in April 2018.

About 1.200 representatives from 140 UGGps in 39 countries all over the world attended the Conference. In addition, the Conference was participated by researchers and experts from international research and training institutes. The main theme of this 8th Conference is “Geoparks and Sustainable Development”. This is a good opportunity for Cao Bang province in general and Non nuoc Cao Bang in particular to introduce the images to the world, share and learn experiences from other geoparks in the development and promotion of geopark model of other countries. 

On the sideline of the Conference, Mr.Lai Xuan Mon, Mr. Lai Xuan Mon, member of the Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Cao Bang provincial Party committee, head of the delegate Cao Bang province to the National assembly met with members of the Executive boards, thanked for the support from the GGN, especially members of the Executive board, invited them to participate at the coming International Conference on sustainable tourism development through the Global geopark model which is going to be organized in Cao Ban in March 2019. 

Non nuoc Cao Bang made two presentations at the Conference on the role of UNESCO global geopark in promoting sustainable socio-economic development in Cao Bang province, and Geopark education and communication- A tool for inclusive and participatory development. The two presentations helped international participants understand and learn about the beauty and significances of Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark.    

At the Conference, Non nuoc Cao Bang also chaired one session on “Geoparks, community development, sustainable tourism development”. This is one of good opportunities to learn from the presentations of other geopark and also good experience of Cao Bang to engage in geopark network activities.

In addition, Non nuoc Cao Bang also organize an exhibition booth to introduce to visitors outstanding values and significances of Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark and display typical products like handy craft  products, Kolia tea, bitter tea,… communication materials, and showing a promotional video of Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark.  

Prior to the Conference, On 8th September 2018, the delegate of Cao Bang province led by Mr.Lai Xuan Mon, Mr. Lai Xuan Mon, member of the Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Cao Bang provincial Party committee, head of the delegate of Cao Bang province to the National assembly paid a working visit to the Embassy of Viet Nam to Italy to brief information of the objective of the trip to Italy; hoped that the Embassy of Viet Nam to Italy would support Cao Bang in networking and widening cooperation with provinces and states of Italy; helped Cao Bang promote tourism of Cao Bang province to Italy. On this occasion, the delegate of Cao Bang province paid a field visit to some sustainable agricultural development models.  

Source: Trần Thùy

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