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SECOND expert group MEETING OF THE IAEG-SDGs WORKING GROUP ON GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION, Kunming, Yunnan, China, 8 – 10 May 2017 (by invitation only)

The Second Expert Group Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs Working Group on Geospatial Information (IAEG-SDGs: WGGI) is hosted by the Government of China through the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China in Kunming, Yunnan, China from 8 – 10 May 2017. This 2nd EGM of IAEG-SDGs: WGGI is as a major side event of the Kunming Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management and all attendees are encouraged to stay on to participate and contribute to the Forum with the overarching theme “Cities of the Future: Smart, Resilient, Sustainable”.

The First Expert Group Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs Working Group on Geospatial Information on 12 – 14 December 2016, was successfully hosted by Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) at its premises in Ciudad de México.

The Second Expert Group Meeting of Inter Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) Working Group on Geospatial Information (WGGI) is a closed meeting where all 22 members comprising expert representatives of either national statistical offices or national mapping and geospatial information agencies, UN systems organisations and other multilateral organisations are expected to attend. A number of expert representatives from member states, UN System and international organisations may be invited to attend and contribute to the EGM.

IAEG-SDGs: WGGI seeks to ensure from a statistical and geographic location perspective that the key principle of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind is reflected in the Global indicator framework. Its tasks include considering geospatial information contributions and inputs into the global indicator framework and its metadata needed to better measure, monitor and inform the sustainable development goals and targets.



Contact details:
Mr. CheeHai Teo
Global Geospatial Information Management
United Nations Statistics Division
Department of Economics and Social Affairs
Tel: +1 (212) 963 4904
Fax: +1 (212) 963 9851
Emai: teo@un.org