UN Plans Global Geospatial Mechanism

Hiroshi Murakami, Co-chair of the second preparatory meeting on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM), feels “while there are various international organisations that have been working on geospatial information, the UN feels that there is a need for an official mechanism that would link the outcomes of such organisations to specific policy decisions and actions of member states.”

The goal is to bring together national mapping and other organizations to address the growing number of global issues such as: climate change; natural disasters; disease pandemics; population and displacement; and, other cross-border problems that no single nation or region can self-sufficiently deal with.

A third meeting to create such a entity is planned for April.


Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern


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