As our planet is becoming more crowded, the demand for diminishing natural resources is growing. Income gaps are widening,and people are being left behind.

Geographic location — and information about these locations – shows us where social, environmental and economic conditions occur. Reliable and authoritative geographic information provides the framework for measuring, monitoring and achieving the sustainable development goals, improving people’s lives and protecting the planet.

The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations.

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