About Us

Established in July 2011 through a resolution by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) draws on the national capacities and capabilities of Member States. It takes a leading role in setting the agenda for global geospatial information development and promotes the benefits of geospatial information for addressing national policy and key global challenges.

In addition to a global committee of experts, UN-GIMM developed a regional structure. In Europe, a preparatory committee provided guidance on the process of establishing a regional committee. The report of the Preparatory Committee formed part of the business of the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management 6-8 August 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

An informal side meeting of representatives from European UN Member States was held in New York on 5th August. The record of the meeting is available here.

The Europe Region of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM: Europe) was formally established at its first at the first plenary meeting of UN-GGIM Europe held in Chisinau, Moldova on 1st October 2014. At this meeting the Rules and Articles were adopted together with a work plan for the Regional Committee. The Articles and Rules of the UN-GGIM: Europe were subsequently revised and approved by the European UN Member States at the Fourth Plenary Meeting.

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