Unleashing the Power of ‘Where’ to Make the World a Better Place: How Geographic Information Contributes to Achieving the SDGs
“Unleashing the Power of ‘Where’ to Make the World a Better Place: How Geographic Information Contributes to Achieving the SDGs” side-event will be held during the April Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda next week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, 22nd April from 1:15 – 2:30 pm in Room 6 in the UNHQ Conference Building. Building on the momentum generated by the successful endorsement of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development resolution by the United Nations General Assembly in February, this is an important side-event which highlights the vital role geospatial information has in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations is sponsoring this side event. The UN-GGIM Secretariat, UN-GGIM: Europe Bureau, and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) are co-organising the side-event together with Denmark.
This side event is designed to highlight, through presentations and case studies, how geospatial information helps governments to measure and monitor the implementation of the SDGs, and why it is important to improve the availability of and access to geographic data and statistics.
This session is an excellent opportunity to inform the diplomatic staff in the Permanent Missions involved in the negotiations for developing the SDG Framework on the important role geospatial information has in achieving the SDGs and post-2015 agenda.
Detailed information, about the side-event is available on the UN-GGIM website here: http://ggim.un.org/Unleashing%20the%20Power.html
Information on the Post-2015 Intergovernmental negotiations is available here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015
The Side Event flyer is attached.