Using geospatial information to address key global challenges

UNOG Open DayUN DESA’s Statistics Division is organizing the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), to be held in New York on 6-8 August.

As a formal inter-governmental mechanism, UN-GGIM is playing a leading role in setting the agenda and direction for the development of global geospatial information and in promoting its use to address key global challenges.

The purpose of the session is to provide a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States, international organizations and other stakeholders for the provision of authoritative, reliable and maintained geospatial information in support of evidence-based decision making and sustainable development.

This session of the UN-GGIM will be held in conjunction with the Global Forum on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information on 4-5 August. Convened in accordance with the Statistical Commission decision 44/101 and UN-GGIM decision 3/107, the Global Forum will bring together senior leaders from both statistical and geospatial communities to discuss the strategic vision and goals for the integration of statistical and geospatial information.

For more information: UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)