The Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management was established to provide the leadership to ensure that geospatial information and resources are coordinated, accessible, sustained and able to be leveraged by Member States and society for sustainable social, economic, and environmental development. The Committee provides a forum for coordination and dialogue with and among Member States and relevant international organizations on enhanced cooperation in the field of global geospatial information management for the achievement of its operations focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (UN-IGIF), to strengthen and ensure its continued effectiveness and benefits to all Member States. The terms of reference approved by ECOSOC call upon Member States to designate experts with specific knowledge of geospatial information management and its many interrelated fields, geospatial sciences, geomatics, surveying, geography, land administration, geodesy, cartography and mapping, remote sensing, hydrography and oceanography, land/sea and geographic information systems and environmental sciences, to the Committee of Experts.
The Fourteenth Session of UN-GGIM will be held from 7 - 9 August 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. There are several side events and meetings related to the substantive work of the Committee of Experts at the global level which will be convened from 5 - 9 August 2024 during the 'week' of the Fourteenth Session. A draft overview of the side events and meetings for the week will be made available and then updated as preparations progress, on this website
This annual session of designated representatives, senior executives and experts 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 coordination and coherence in global geospatial information management towards the accelerated implementation of the Committee's norms, frameworks, principles and guides for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goads according to national circumstances. The Committee of Experts is the apex intergovernmental mechanism in the United Nations for making joint decisions and setting directions towards enhancing nationally integrated geospatial information management and its resources and capacities within national, regional and global policy frameworks and development agendas.