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Geospatial information is beginning to change the way in which global challenges such as climate change, disease pandemics, food shortages, economic crises and disaster recovery situations are predicted, monitored and managed. Over the years, United Nations continues to move the UN-GGIM towards fulfilling its important mandate to enhance collaboration between Member States and to assist in making accurate, reliable and authoritative geospatial information readily available to support national, regional and global development and the important sustainable development agenda. And the UN-GGIM successfully dealt with strategic issues, such as sharing of geographic information and geospatial data resources, the education and training of geographical information science, the enhancement of the global geodetic reference frame, the development of global mapping for sustainable development; the establishment and implementation of geospatial standards; the linkage of geospatial information to statistics; and the definition of a shared statement of principles for the global geospatial community.