What Next & How Can You Help?
Throughout January and February, we will be working with State Parties that are members of the UNESCO Executive Board, to finalise a proposal to go to the spring Executive Board meeting. Once the proposal is submitted, we will be encouraging State representatives to UNESCO and UNESCO National Commissions to support the proposal. If International Geodiversity Day is endorsed by the Executive Board, it will progress for approval by the UNESCO General Conference later in 2021.
If you are able to lobby your country's representatives and/or National Commission for UNESCO, we would be more grateful for your support. Please do contact us so we can liaise on details. Details of our team and how to contact us can be found HERE.
Why is Geodiversity Important to You? - Let us Know!
Geodiversity is intrisically connected to so many aspects of life - we want to hear why YOU think geodiversity is important, and deserves an International Day to highlight this. Send us a video of no more than 90 seconds, telling us who you are, where you're from, and why geodiversity is important to you. We're interested to hear from people all over the world! We will select a number of these to be included in our website, and who knows, they may become part of the first International Geodiversity Day!
Please email your videos to Jack Matthews, jack.matthews(at)oum.ox.ac.uk.