25th session of the United Nations Group of experts on geographical names (UNGEGN)
05-05-2009 – 12-05-2009 Nairobi
The Twenty-fifth session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) will take place at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, from 5 to 12 May 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first time that UNGEGN is meeting in Africa. Experts from over 100 countries are expected to attend the session to discuss standardization of geographical names and other related issues. A poster exhibit and training on toponymy will be organized in conjunction with the session. African countries are encouraged to participate in order to show their work on names in connection with mapping or cultural heritage, for example: field collection of names; names and maps; gazetteers and/or databases, etc. The session is organized by the UNGEGN Bureau and the Statistics Division of DESA (Secretariat of UNGEGN) in collaboration with UN Economic Commission for Africa.