In its Decision 9/111 in August 2019, under its Agenda item on 'global fundamental geospatial data themes', the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management noted the alignment of the 14 geospatial data themes with the broader work programme of the Committee of Experts, including the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework, and the efforts of the working group to take into consideration the particular needs of developing countries with regard to measuring and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. The Committee of Experts expressed its appreciation and congratulated the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Europe and the working group for their leadership in developing the 14 geospatial data themes, and commended the working group for having successfully achieved its objectives and completed its tasks.
The Executive Committee of UN-GGIM: Europe acts as the steering group for this global Working Group. The United Kingdom has been appointed by the Executive Committee of UN-GGIM: Europe to lead UN-GGIM: WG Fundamental Data, and reports directly to UN-GGIM: Europe Executive Committee.
The Working Group was tasked to: