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UN initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management

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The UN initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations.

In 2009, the United Nations Statistics Division/DESA (UNSD) convened in New York, on the side of the 9th United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas (UNRCC-A), an informal consultative meeting with geospatial information experts from different regions of the world and discussed how to better coordinate the various regional and global activities on geospatial information and the related management issues. Subsequently, UNSD, jointly with the UN Cartographic Section, convened three preparatory meetings on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) – the first in Bangkok in October 2009, prior to the 18th UNRCC-AP, the second in New York, in May 2010, and the third one also in New York, in April 2011.

Visit the UN GGIM Website