Mapping the world for development

The Second Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on 13-15 August 

The official announcement of the second session has been communicated to all the Permanent Missions to the United Nations. It will bring together government experts from all Member States to consult and deliberate on a number of substantive activities.

Issues to be addressed include the implications of the Rio+20 Conferance, the strategic considerations of future trends in geospatial information management (the five-to-ten-year vision) and the drafting of a statement of ethics for the global geospatial information community. The session is also expected to discuss the development of a knowledge base for geospatial information and to study the status of mapping in the world.

For more information:
United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management