2nd UN World Geospatial International Congress
The second edition of the UN World Geospatial International Congress is being organized in Hyderabad, Telangana from October 10 to 14 this year.
- The 2nd United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC 2022) is being hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and convened by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).
- It is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
- It will promote dialogues on the global geospatial information management that would help governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private entities and academia.
- The theme of the event is “Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind”.
- It will focus on achieving an inclusive and equitable global society by creating a community for the collection of human data.
- It also emphasises on the importance of international cooperation and coordination in the development of human data-linked to geography. This could help in the creation of a high-quality and reliable geospatial data that can help in the international and national policy agenda.
- It will seek to highlight the significance of the integrated geospatial information infrastructure and knowledge services to support the implementation and monitoring of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
- The discussions will be held on boosting the well-being of society, addressing environmental and climate related challenges and supporting the digital transformation and technological development.
- The event involves the participation of over 2,000 delegates from over 120 countries across the world.
About United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC)
The inaugural edition of the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) was held in 2018 at China’s Deqing, Zhejiang Province. Its goal was to strengthen the geospatial information management, innovation and related technologies to help in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. At the end of this event, the Moganshan Declaration was adopted to commit towards recognizing the importance of geospatial and localization of information and supporting SDGs at the national level.
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