The UN Geospatial Network is a coalition of entities within the United Nations System that engage in geospatial information management. The Network’s mission is to strengthen the coordination and coherence of geospatial information management within the United Nations system, including its overarching trends, technology, practices, data, needs, capacity building, and partnerships, ultimately to promote synergies and enable the United Nations system to “Deliver as One.” The Network is represented by the senior-most professionals working in the field of geospatial information management, led by a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a Steering Group.
The United Nations Geospatial Network was established by the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) by its decision 7/115 made at its seventh session in 2017; its Terms of Reference were endorsed at its eighth session in 2018 by its decision 8/115; and, the composition and activities of the Network were agreed during the ninth session of UN-GGIM in August 2019 by its decision 9/102.
The Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)
The UN Geospatial Network was established by the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in 2017, as the means for the Committee to collaborate and inform on geospatial information within the United Nations system.
ECOSOC established the Committee of Experts as the apex intergovernmental mechanism for making joint decisions and setting directions with regard to the production, availability and use of geospatial information within national, regional and global policy frameworks. Led by United Nations Member States, UN-GGIM aims to address global challenges regarding the use of geospatial information, including in the development agendas, and to serve as a body for global policymaking in the field of geospatial information management.
Further information on the work of UN-GGIM is available at http://ggim.un.org/