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. UN-GGIM seeks to promote international cooperation in the field of global geospatial information management, and as the relevant body on geospatial information management in the United Nations, to report on all matters relating to geography, geospatial information and related topics.
The session was attended by 446 participants, including 332 representatives from 94 Member States and 1 representative from 1 non-Member State - principally at the level of Heads of Agencies responsible for national geospatial information management. Also present were 113 representatives of the United Nations system as well as representatives of intergovernmental, non-governmental and other organizations. The Committee unanimously adopted its report containing 15 substantive decisions before its adjournment. A total of 37 side events and meetings with participation from The Committee's Expert and Working Groups, thematic, academic, and industry groups.
The Committee of Experts was encouraged by the activities and progress of its subcommittee, expert and working groups, deliberated and debated, provided guidance and made joint decisions that further strengthened the coordination and coherence of global geospatial information management, including the application of geospatial information for sustainable development.