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GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION DEMONSTRATED DURING THE POST-2015 INTERGOVERNMENTAL NEGOTIATIONS, 22 APRIL 2015, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK


Unleashing the Power of ‘Where’ to Make the World a Better Place: How Geographic Information Contributes to Achieving the SDGs
(Side Event flyer)

The process of arriving at the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including determining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will conclude at the end of 2015 at the UN General Assembly. During 2015 a number of Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations are taking place, in week long sessions each month, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015). These Intergovernmental Negotiations provide a means of capturing as many aspects and inputs as possible from Member States and the international community, and will include a number of side events during each session.

In order to emphasize and demonstrate the importance of geospatial information and earth observations in measuring and monitoring the implementation of the SDGs, an important side event was convened during the April session of the Intergovernmental Negotiations. Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, the UN-GGIM Secretariat, the UN-GGIM: Europe Bureau, and the Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the side event took place on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 1:15 – 2:30pm in Conference Room 6 in UN Headquarters in New York.

Titled, “Unleashing the Power of ‘Where’ to Make the World a Better Place: How Geographic Information Contributes to Achieving the SDGs” the side event provided approximately 100 participants with important information on:

The side event also built on a similar event convened during the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission as described in detail here: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/statcom_2015/seminars/earth_observ/default.html

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