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KUNMING FORUM ON UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, from 10 – 12 May 2017 in Kunming, Yunnan, China


The United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, as the Secretariat of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in collaboration with the Government of China through the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, will jointly organise the Kunming Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management with the overarching theme “Cities of the Future: Smart, Resilient, Sustainable” from 10 – 12 May 2017 in Kunming, Yunnan, China.

The Kunming Forum follows on a suite of global policy needs as well as ECOSOC’s resolution (2016/27) entitled “Strengthening institutional arrangements on geospatial information management” which stressed the continued need to strengthen the coordination and coherence of global geospatial information management as well as in capacity-development and norm-setting. In this instance, the Kunming Forum will emphasize the role and contribution of geospatial information management in shaping and building smart, resilient, sustainable cities of the future, where lives of all urban inhabitants can be improved and our world transformed for the better. This strategic emphasis aligns with ECOSOC’s main theme for its 2018 session; “from global to local: supporting sustainable and resilient societies in urban and rural communities”.

The Forum will consider a number of sub-themes through its sessions that will enable participants to engage, interact and exchange with leading international experts and one another in the following areas to realize the Cities of the Future: Smart, Resilient, Sustainable

  • key policy, standards and technology issues and challenges;
  • state-of-the-times approaches and methodologies in data collection, mapping and modelling;
  • data and information ecosystems and the growing analytical needs across space and time;
  • opportunities for regional cooperation and partnership; and
  • capability and capacity development.

The Kunming Forum seeks to understand and address the need for and contribution of geospatial information management to making cities of the future, smarter, more resilient and sustainable thus contributing to the betterment of the lives of billions of urban inhabitants.

DOCUMENTATION FOR THE SECOND EXPERT GROUP MEETING

OUTCOME STATEMENT

REGISTRATION

MATERIALS OF THE KUNMING FORUM


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