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Tenth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

26-08-2020  – 04-09-2020 New York

The tenth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will be held in a scaled down virtual format, consisting of three two-hour meetings, on 26-27 August and 4 September 2020. On 26-27 August, the meetings will be convened from 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT in New York. Exact timing for the 4 September meeting is still being finalized.

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  • Chee Hai Teo, Tel.: +1 212-963-4904, E-mail: teo@un.org
  • Vilma Frani, Tel.: +1 917-367-2903, E-mail: frani@un.org

Ninth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

07-08-2019  – 09-08-2019 New York

The Ninth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 7 - 9 August 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a number of related side events from 5 - 9 August 2019, the Ninth Session of UN-GGIM ( 7 - 9 August 2019 ) brought together senior officials and executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe

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  • Chee Hai Teo, Tel.: +1 212-963-4904, E-mail: teo@un.org
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United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

19-11-2018  – 21-11-2018 Deqing

The first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China from 19 to 21 November 2018, convened under the purview of the United Nations, substantively improved and strengthened the role of geospatial information management, innovation and related technologies towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to keep the promise to leave no one behind.

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Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

30-07-2018  – 03-08-2018 New York

The Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 30 July - 3 August 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a number of related side events from 30 July - 3 August 2018, the Eighth Session of UN-GGIM ( 1-3 August 2018 ) brought together senior officials and executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe

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  • Chee Hai Teo, Tel.: +1 212-963-4904, E-mail: teo@un.org
  • Vilma Frani, Tel.: +1 917-367-2903, E-mail: frani@un.org

Fifth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

28-11-2017  – 30-11-2017 Mexico City

The 5th High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management, with the theme 'Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Geospatial Technology and Innovation', was organized by United Nations Statistics Division as the Secretariat for UN-GGIM in collaboration with the Government of Mexico through the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), supported by Geospatial Media and Communications in Mexico City’.

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  • Chee Hai Teo, Tel.: +1 212-963-4904, E-mail: teo@un.org
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Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

31-07-2017  – 04-08-2017 New York

The Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 31 July - 4 August 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a number of related side events from 31 July - 1 August 2017, the Seventh Session of UN-GGIM ( 2-4 August 2017 ) brought together senior officials and executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe

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  • Chee Hai Teo, Tel.: +1 212-963-4904, E-mail: teo@un.org
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Kunming Forum : Cities of the Future: Smart, Resilient and Sustainable

10-04-2017  – 12-04-2017 Kunming

The Kunming Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), with the theme Cities of the Future: Smart, Resilient and Sustainable was convened in Kunming, China, from 10-12 May 2017. More than 160 experts from 30 countries met to share experiences and methodologies on a number of contemporary topics to emphasize and explore the role and contribution of geospatial information in shaping and building smart, resilient and sustainable cities of the future. The Kunming Forum was organised by the United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, as the Secretariat of the UN-GGIM in collaboration with the Government of China through the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

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UN-GGIM International Forum on Policy and Legal Frameworks for Geospatial Information

16-10-2016  – 20-10-2016 Kuala Lumpur

The International Forum on Policy and Legal Frameworks for Geospatial Information was organised pursuant to decision 5/107 made at the fifth session of UN-GGIM in August 2015 (E/2015/46). The Committee of Experts is cognizant of ongoing developments and increased focus that could have an impact on policy and legal frameworks supporting geospatial information including that which relate to the collection, use, provenance and accessibility of data, such as privacy, licensing, accessibility and national security.

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Sixth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

01-08-2016  – 05-08-2016 New York

The Sixth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 1-5 August 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New Yor. Preceeded by a number of related side events from 1-2 August 2016, the Sixth Session of UN-GGIM brought together senior executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe.

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Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

20-04-2016  – 22-04-2016 Addis Ababa

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will host the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management at UNECA’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20-22 April 2016.

This forum will be focused on land administration and management, with particular emphasis on sharing experiences, including benefits and challenges, considering fit for purpose aspects, digital land registers, cadastres, and other land data needs, demonstrating practical examples of land administration success stories. Land information and its management are fundamental to successful land administration and the derived benefits to the economies, and overall sustainable development of nations. Therefore, the overarching theme of the Fourth High Level Forum is ‘Good Land Governance for the 2030 Agenda’.

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20th United Nations Regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific

06-10-2015  – 09-10-2015 Jeju Island

The United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP) provides a regional forum where government officials, planners, scientists and experts from Asia & the Pacific and other regions meet to address their common needs, problems and experiences in the field of geospatial information, including surveying and mapping, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing, land and geospatial information systems.

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Fifth session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

03-08-2015  – 07-08-2015 New York

The Fifth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 3-7 August 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a number of related side events from 3-4 August 2015, the Fifth Session of UN-GGIM brought together senior executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe..

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Third High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management

22-10-2014  – 24-10-2014 Beijing

The TThird High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management was held in Beijing, China, from 22-24 October 2014, with the theme Sustainable Development with Geospatial Information. The meeting brought together 261 participants from 44 countries, 9 United Nations representatives, and 27 representatives from international organizations and the private sector.

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Fourth session of the UN Committee of experts on global geospatial information management (UN-GGIM)

04-08-2014  – 08-08-2014 New York

The Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 6-8 August 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a UN Global Forum on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information and a number of technical side events, the Fourth Session of UN-GGIM brought together senior executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe..

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Global Forum on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information

04-08-2014  – 05-08-2014 New York

The United Nations Global Forum on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information took place in the UN Headquarters in New York from 4-5 August 2014. The Forum was organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), as the Secretariat of the UN Statistical Commission and the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), and substantively supported by the United Nations Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information (UN EG-ISGI).

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Chengdu Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

15-10-2013  – 17-10-2013 Chengdu

More than 180 experts from 40 countries attended the Chengdu Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Chengdu, China from 15-17 October 2013. Convened by the Secretariat of the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) of China, and with the theme Development and Applications in Urban Hazard Mapping, participants met to share experiences and methodologies in the production, management, analysis, modeling and dissemination capacity of hazard related geospatial information. The Forum concluded that geospatial information has a vital role to play in all phases of hazard and disaster risk management and reduction, and it extends the ability for nations to not only map their geography and topography, but also those areas that are vulnerable to natural hazards, particularly in urban environments.

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10th United Nations regional cartographic conference for the Americas

19-08-2013  – 23-08-2013 New York

The 10th UNRCC-A was held from 19 - 23 August 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York under the theme United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management and the Americas, addressing global challenges through geospatial information. The conference provides a regional forum where government officials, planners, scientists and experts from the Americas and other regions meet to address their common needs, problems and experiences in the field of surveying and mapping, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing, land and geospatial information systems.

Specific conference objectives are: to receive reports on the work being done to advance geospatial information management and assess the status of the resolutions adopted at the Ninth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas.

for conference delegates to share experiences, knowledge and best practices on geospatial information management (GIM) at all levels; for representatives from Member States to gain greater understanding of the relevance and work of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Committee of Experts, GIM issues being addressed in addition to the strategic direction and related program of work; for Member States and supporting stakeholders to identify existing and new opportunities for increased regional and global collaborations aimed at advancing GIM for sustained economic development of the Americas.

Speakers from 16 Member States and eight international geospatial information organizations will be addressing the following topics of interest:

  • Strategy, policy, economic and institutional issues
  • Spatially enabling government
  • Geospatial data collection, management and dissemination
  • Best practices and applications
  • Climate change and disaster risk reduction

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Third Session of the UN Committee of experts on global geospatial information management

24-07-2013  – 26-07-2013 Cambridge

The Third Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) was held from 24-26 July 2013 at the Corn Exchange Building, Cambridge City Centre, United Kingdom. Bringing together more than 250 geospatial experts from across the globe, the Third Session of UN-GGIM was convened back-to-back with the Cambridge Conference, and made considerable progress in fulfilling GGIM's mandate to enhance collaboration and support the use of geospatial information to promote sustainable development globally..

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Second High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management

04-02-2013  – 06-02-2013 Doha

The Second High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) was held in Doha, Qatar from 4-6 February, 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. It provided the opportunity for Member States of the ESCWA region to meet to discuss UN-GGIM. All 11 Member States present agreed in principle that more regional cooperation on GGIM was needed. UN-ESCWA and the UN-GGIM Secretariat, with the help of other regional GGIM groups, will provide the guidance and support to help the region to establish their own regional GGIM mechanism

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19th United Nations Regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific

29-10-2012  – 01-11-2012 Bangkok

The United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP) provides a regional forum where government officials, planners, scientists and experts from Asia & the Pacific and other regions meet to address their common needs, problems and experiences in the field of geospatial information, including surveying and mapping, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing, land and geospatial information systems.

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Second session of the United Nations Committee of experts on global geospatial information management (UN-GGIM)

13-08-2012  – 15-08-2012 New York

The Second Session of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management was held at UN (New York) from 13 - 15 August 2012. Interpretation in all six languages was provided..

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UN-GGIM at Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

20-06-2012  – 22-06-2012 Janeiro

Organized by the UN-GGIM secretariat and supported by the United Kingdom, Australia, and Brazil, this side event took place on 20 June from 5:00 to 6:30pm in Room T-10 of T Pavilion in RioCentro. A senior politician from the government of the United Kingdom gave the opening speech. This event demonstrated the vital role accurate, maintained and reliable geospatial information can, and indeed is, playing in helping to deliver sustainable development across the globe and in providing financial benefits to users. With presentations based on real-country experiences, it illustrated why Member States should develop and leverage accurate and maintained geospatial information in order to deliver successfully on the outcomes of Rio+20 and to monitor the implementation of such outcomes effectively. The main target audience was senior government officials with decision responsibility on monitoring systems for sustainable development

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Hangzhou Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

24-05-2012  – 25-05-2012 Chengdu

The Secretariat of the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) of China jointly convened the Global Geospatial Information Management Forum which was held at the Zhejiang Xizi Hotel from 24 to 25 May 2012 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The Hangzhou Forum discussed priority issues for the regional implementation strategy of the GGIM initiative. The meeting was substantively supported by the Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP) was held back to back with the PCGIAP Executive Board meeting. The Forum provided a platform for an exchange of views on the key policy and technology issues and the need for an improved regional cooperation in this field.

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Inaugural session of the UN Committee of experts on global geospatial information management (UN-GGIM) and High level forum on GGIM

24-10-2011  – 26-10-2011 Seoul

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, established by ECOSOC on 27 July 2011 as the official UN consultative mechanism on GGIM, is convening its inaugural session on 26 October 2011 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The inaugural meeting will bring together experts from Member States and observers from international organizations to adopt the terms of reference of the Committee, review its rules of procedure and discuss its contribution to Rio+20 Conference as well as an inventory of critical issues to be addressed by the Committee in future sessions.

Immediately preceding the inaugural session of the Committee, the United Nations is jointly organizing with the National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) of the Republic of Korea, for the first time, a High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management at the COEX Convention Centre in Seoul, 24-26 October 2011. The Forum will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of current critical geospatial information issues and consultations among governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

At the opening of the Forum, a Ministerial Segment will be convened in the morning of 24 October 2011. The Under-Secretary-General for DESA Mr. Sha Zukang will deliver the opening address. The Segment will provide a platform for Ministers, representing all the regions of the world, to discuss national policies on geospatial information, particularly in reference to management aspects; to provide direction in evolving common frameworks and methodologies across countries; to promote the use of geospatial information to address key global challenges; and to give guidance on capacity development and enhance technology transfer.

The High Level Forum and the inaugural session of the Committee will be accompanied by two thematic side-events, namely an ‘Exchange Forum with the Geospatial Industry’ (on Sunday 23 October 2011) and a ‘Seminar on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information’ (on Thursday 27 October 2011).

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3rd Preparatory meeting of the proposed United Nations Committee on global geospatial information management

04-04-2011  – 06-04-2011 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), jointly with the United Nations Cartographic Section/DFS (UNCS), is organizing the third preparatory meeting of the proposed United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM). The Meeting will discuss the report on GGIM to be submitted to ECOSOC and the inter-governmental process. In addition, the meeting will discuss the agenda and the modality of the forthcoming UN Forum on GGIM to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 25-28 October, 2011. This is the last preparatory meeting and we expect to receive strong guidance from the member states on the progression of this GGIM initiative.

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2nd preparatory meeting of the proposed United Nations Committee on global geographic information management

10-05-2010  – 11-05-2010 New York

UNSD, in collaboration with the UN Cartographic Section, is organizing the Second Preparatory Meeting of the Proposed United Nations Committee on Global Geographic Information Management.

The purpose of the Meeting is to discuss and initiate the preparation of a report, for the approval of ECOSOC, on global coordination of geographic information management, including the consideration of a possible creation of a United Nations global forum for the exchange of information among countries and other interested parties, and particularly for sharing best practices in legal and policy instruments, institutional management models, technical solutions and standards, interoperability of systems and data, and sharing mechanisms that guarantee that geographic information and services are easily and timely accessible. The Meeting, bringing together official representatives from member countries as well as representatives from relevant professional organizations, will also offer the possibility to the participants to discuss the terms of reference and the modalities of work for the global forum and the Committee of Experts.

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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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First Preparatory Meeting of the Proposed United Nations Committee on Global Geographic Information Management

25-10-2009  – 25-10-2009 Bangkok

UNSD, in collaboration with the UN Cartographic Section, organized the First Preparatory Meeting of the Proposed United Nations Committee on Global Geographic Information Management. The purpose of the meeting was to discus how to better coordinate the various regional and global activities on geospatial information and the related management issues and to reflect upon what the challenges at the global level are, and how they should be met, in particular with reference to the development and management of national, regional and global geospatial information to support decision-making in an increasingly complex world.

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9th United Nations Regional cartographic conference for the Americas (UNRCC-A)

10-08-2009  – 14-08-2009 New York

The theme of the ninth meeting is “Building Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Disaster Prevention and Management”. UNRCC-A is convened every four years. The first meeting of the committee of experts on cartography was held in 1976 to stimulate the survey and mapping of national territories, study the problem and advise upon means of implementation.

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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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