The twelfth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will be held from 3 - 5 August 2022 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. UN-GGIM, comprising experts designated by the Governments of Member States, seeks to promote international cooperation in global geospatial information management and provide a forum for coordination and dialogue among Member States, and between Member States and relevant international organizations. As the relevant inter-governmental body on geospatial information in the United Nations, UN-GGIM reports on all matters relating to geography, geospatial information and related topics to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
This annual session of designated national representatives and senior executives from national geospatial information authorities of Member States, and geospatial information experts from international organizations, UN system and relevant stakeholders will continue to enhance the collaboration, coordination and coherence in global geospatial information management. Led by Member States, UN-GGIM addresses global challenges regarding the production, availability and application of geospatial information, including in development agendas and policymaking. UN-GGIM is the apex intergovernmental mechanism in the United Nations for making joint decisions and setting directions towards nationally integrated geospatial information management within national, regional and global policy frameworks and development agendas.