On 1-5 August 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York was held The Sixth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). The meeting of the UN-GGIM Committee gathered more than 300 participants from 95 countries, including senior executives from national mapping agencies and statistical offices of Member States and international geospatial experts from across the globe. Furthermore, the meeting was attended minimum 4 representatives of international organizations, 13 NGOs, 16 organizations from the private sector and 8 from academic networks.
Central Statistical Office was represented by Mr. Janusz Dygaszewicz – the Director of the Programming and Coordination of Statistical Surveys Department.
The discussions during the meeting resulted in international recognition of the critical role of geospatial information management processes. Besides the need for strengthen collaboration and creation of joined initiatives in this area was approved, to advance the development and use of geospatial data and tools to support sustainable development and related global agendas.
The session was preceded by a series of thematically linked accompanying meetings.
Detailed information and a report from the meeting are available on the UN GGIM webpage: http://ggim.un.org/ggim_committee.html