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Li Pengde, deputy director of the National Surveying and Mapping Geographic Information Bureau, led a delegation to attend the U
From 31 July to 4 August, the seventh meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Geographical Information Management （UN-GGIM） was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Li Pengde, deputy director of the National Surveying and Mapping Geographic Information Bureau, attended the meeting and was re-elected as co-chair of the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management Expert Committee.
The United Nations Global Geographic Information Management Committee was established in July 2011 in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is the highest level of intergovernmental consultative mechanisms in the global geographic information field, with the aim of providing a coordination between Member States and relevant international organizations And the dialogue platform, to improve the common guidelines, policies, methods, mechanisms and standards for geographic information data and service interoperability, and propose work plans and guidelines. The Committee is composed of experts from the field of mapping and mapping of geographical indications assigned by Member States, with the participation of relevant international organizations, academic institutions and representatives of the private sector as observers in the activities of the Committee.
Approximately 400 delegates from the survey and mapping geographic information authorities and 73 observer agencies from 89 countries around the world attended the UN-GGIM meeting. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. According to the relevant rules of procedure, Li Pengde, deputy director of China National Surveying and Mapping Geographic Information Bureau, Tim Terrenuo, head of the National Bureau of Statistics of the United States, and 3 members of the Netherlands National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, Was elected co-chair of the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management Expert Committee. The three co-chairs presided over the deliberations on the various issues of the meeting.
At the meeting, the delegations of Member States listened to the work of UN-GGIM Secretariat, working groups and regional commissions and relevant professional bodies, focusing on strengthening geographic information management, global geodetic reference framework, global basic geographic information data type, national Geographic information management system mechanism arrangement, regulatory policy framework, standard implementation, geographic information and statistics and other data integration, geographic information applied to land administration and management, geographic information services for sustainable development, geographic information emergency security services, marine geographic information The construction of national geographic information systems, the strengthening of cooperation with the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, the consideration of the progress of the work, the full consultation and the formation of a series of resolutions on the next step.
The outcome of the meeting further implemented the resolution on strengthening the arrangements for the strengthening of geographic information administrations adopted by the UN Economic and Social Council in 2016, approved the establishment of the Working Group on Marine Geographic Information and the Policy and Policy Framework under UN-GGIM to expand and strengthen The responsibilities and scope of the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management. In the past six years, the global geographic information management organization has been gradually improved, the global geographic information management professional community has been initially formed, and the role of geographic information and technology in the economic, social and environmental sustainable development of the United Nations and countries has been more apparent. GGIM work continues to pragmatic development, a number of guiding documents on the management of geographic information has been introduced. At the meeting, the World Bank and UN-GGIM Secretariat signed a strategic cooperation agreement, the two sides will work together to raise funds to support low-income countries to carry out geospatial data infrastructure, enhance the ability of geographic information management, eliminate the digital divide.
During the meeting, the UN-GGIM regional commissions, working groups, science and education alliance, business alliance, community alliance, etc. held a total of 30 side activities, Li Pengde in science and education seminars on China's mapping and geography information development report. The National Survey and Mapping Geographic Information Bureau, as the secretariat of the UN-GGIM Asia-Pacific Regional Committee, organized an informal meeting of the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee.
During the meeting, Li Pengde met with Liu Zhenmin, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs and Ambassador Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations. After the meeting, he attended the International Symposium on Time and Space Data Computing held by Harvard University at the National Science Foundation
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