TLF and FIG at UNGGIM - High Level Political Forum - Mexico city.

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Geospatial Technology and Innovation

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of Mexico through the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), and Geospatial Media and Communications will convene the Fifth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City from 28 – 30 November 2017.

#GGRF, the Global Geodetic Reference Frame, allows us to know where people and places are on earth.


1. Subcommittee on Geodesy (formerly WG on Global Geodetic Reference Frame)

Expert Groups

1. Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information 2. Expert Group on Land Administration and Management

Working Groups

1. Working Group on Development of a Statement of Shared Principles for the Management of Geospatial Information 2. Working Group on Trends in National Institutional Arrangements in Geospatial Information Management 3. Working Group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters 4. Working Group on Global Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes 5. Working Group on Legal and Policy Frameworks for Geospatial Information Management 6. Working Group on Marine Geospatial Information

Some UN-GGIM Areas of Work

The priorities and work programmes of the Committee of Experts are driven by Member States. The Committee of Experts is mandated, among other tasks, to provide a platform for the development of effective strategies on how to build and strengthen national capacity on geospatial information, as well as disseminating best practices and experiences of national, regional and international bodies on geospatial information related to legal instruments, management models and technical standards.

  • 1. Development of the global geodetic reference frame

  • 2. Development of a global map for sustainable development

  • 3. Geospatial information supporting Sustainable Development and the post 2015 development agenda

  • 4. Adoption and implementation of standards by the global geospatial information community

  • 5. Development of a knowledge base for geospatial information

  • 6. Identification of trends in national institutional arrangements in geospatial information management

  • 7. Integrating geospatial statistics and other information

  • 8. Legal and policy frameworks, including critical issues related to authoritative data

  • 9. Development of shared statement of principles on the management of geospatial information

  • 10. Determining fundamental data sets

Other Decisions

  • ECOSOC - Resolution 2010/240 entitled Global geographic information management

  • UNRCC-AP - Resolution VII: Global geographic information management

  • UN STATCOM - Statistical Commission decision 41/110: Global geographic information management

  • 2010 UN STATCOM - Discussion paper on Global Geospatial Information Management

  • 2011 UN STATCOM - Report on Global Geospatial Information Management

  • CODIST resolution on GGIM

  • ISO/TC 211 resolutions on GGIM

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