UN-GGIM (United Nations Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management) is a UN committee, established in 2011 to support the development of a global geospatial infrastructure. The Agency for Data Supply and Infrastructure represents Denmark in UN-GGIM.
The UN is dealing with many issues that are cross-border in nature, and in this context a global geospatial infrastructure can support actions related to matters such as regional and global environmental and climate challenges. Geospatial information is a unique contribution to UN-related activities, supporting them with a spatial component across national borders and sectors.
UN-GGIM has delivered several tangible results; including a global geodetic reference framework (GGRF), a comprehensive international guide to geospatial standards, and not least a contribution to the monitoring and follow-up on the Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 agenda.
The Agency for Data Supply and Infrastructure participates in the development of new methods to measure the Sustainable Development Goals indicators, associated with the UN 2030 agenda. With this initiative, we aim to ensure that geospatial information contributes to a more accurate and comparable follow-up on the 2030 agenda goals. The experience from UN-GGIM and the work on the 2030 agenda, helps to demonstrate geography's ability to link different sources of information. It also serves to highlight the strength of geospatial information when formulating policies and measuring the impact of initiatives.
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