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29th Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)

25-04-2016  – 29-04-2016 Bangkok

Cartographers, linguists, geographers and planners will meet for the 29th Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) from 25-29 April, 2016 at ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand to continue its work on encouraging and facilitating the standardization of geographical names. The Session will also seek to advance the work done to implement the resolutions passed at preceding Conferences. During the 29th Session some agenda items to be discussed are:- the nature of geographical names as cultural heritage, the use and standardization of geographical names, education and training in the treatment of geographical names and the preparation of gazetteers.

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18th United Nations regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP)

26-10-2009  – 29-10-2009 Bangkok

The theme of the eighteenth conference is “Spatial Enablement and the Response to Climate Change and the Millennium Development Goals”. In February 1948, the Economic and Social Council recommended that Governments of Member States stimulate surveying and mapping of their national territories and that the Secretary-General of the United Nations take appropriate action to further such efforts. A Committee of Experts on Cartography was appointed by the Secretary General to study the problem and advise upon the means of its implementation. The first meeting of the committee of experts on cartography was held in 1955.

The current Conference would bring together specialists from Asia and the Pacific and other parts of the world, and provide an opportunity to review and assess how well geographic information can be used in dealing with critical issues such as spatial enablement and responses to climate change. It would also give an opportunity to identify the impediments and barriers that still exist, with a view to suggesting appropriate solutions in order to overcome them.

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17Th United Nations Regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific

18-09-2006  – 22-09-2006 Bangkok

The Seventeenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific will be organized by the Statistics Division in Bangkok at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), from 18 to 22 September 2006. This conference, convened every three years, provides a regional forum where approximately 200 participants (mostly heads of Mapping Agencies and Land Surveys and experts from Asia and the Pacific and other regions, as well as representatives from International and Specialized Organizations) meet to address the common needs, problems and experiences in the field of surveying and mapping, cartography, remote sensing, land and geographical information systems, including spatial data infrastructure institutional, economic and capacity building issues.

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