The Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information comprised of members, who are expert representatives from Member State geospatial and statistical national organizations who are knowledgeable and experienced in the topics covered in the objectives and functions of the Expert Group. To ensure broad expertise and effectiveness, relevant subject matter experts from the United Nations System, international organizations and the wider statistical and geospatial communities may be drawn into the Expert Group. The Expert Group plays a leadership role by raising awareness and highlighting the importance of reliable, timely, fit-for-purpose, and integrated statistical and geospatial information to support social, economic, environmental, and resilience policy decision making, including at the sub-national and regional levels.

 

Co-Chairs

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Germany
Ms. Kathrin Gebers
Federal Statistical Office

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Namibia
Mr. Alex Mudabeti
Namibia Statistics Agency
 

Objectives

  • 1. Provide high-level coordination and a forum for dialogue, among representatives of both the statistical and geospatial communities, on global efforts relating to the integration of statistical and geospatial information;
  • 2. Play a leadership role by raising awareness and highlighting the importance of reliable, timely, fit-for-purpose, and integrated statistical and geospatial information to support social, economic, environmental, and resilience policy decision making, including at the sub-national and regional levels;
  • 3. Prioritise and propose work plans and guidelines that advance national and global efforts relating to the integration of statistical and geospatial information, particularly those associated with the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework (GSGF), so that there is increased information to support social, economic, environmental, and resilience policy decision making, including at the sub-national and regional levels;
  • 4. Promote and support activities that facilitate the implementation of the GSGF, particularly in the International Rounds of Population Censuses and in other censuses, including agriculture censuses, economic censuses, etc, and in global initiatives, such as the 2030 Agenda; and,
  • 5. Support the United Nations Statistical Commission and UN-GGIM in the development of norms, principles, guides and standards to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable integrated statistical and geospatial information, including any regional capacity development initiatives

  • Global Statistical Geospatial Framework

  • The Committee of Experts, at its ninth session, adopted the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework (GSGF) as an important bridge that enables a range of data to be integrated from both the geospatial and statistical communities. Through the application of its five principles and supporting key elements, GSGF permits the production of standardized and integrated geospatially enabled statistical data to facilitate data-driven decision-making. The resulting data can then be integrated with other information to inform and facilitate evidence-based decision making to support sub-national, national and global development priorities and agendas, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Global Statistical Geospatial Framework (English)

  • Terms of Reference
  • 2019 Terms of Reference
  • Member States

    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belize
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Colombia
    • Egypt
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Republic of Korea
    • Kuwait
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Namibia
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Sultanate of Oman
    • Poland
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Sweden
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America

    United Nations System

    • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
    • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)
    • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    International Organizations

    • Eurostat - European Commission
    • Gulf Cooperation Council Statistics (GCC-Stat)
    • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • International Cartographic Association

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