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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