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Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

Theme: "Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind"

10 - 14 October 2022 Hyderabad India

Welcome to UNWGIC 2022

You are warmly welcome to attend the Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC 2022) to be held in Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India, from 10-14 October 2022. Convened by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), UNWGIC 2022 will be organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations and hosted by the Government of India, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary as an independent country through its Ministry of Science and Technology. The convening of the UNWGIC arises out of the mandate from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to UN-GGIM to organize global forums to promote comprehensive dialogue on global geospatial information management with all relevant governments, international organizations, and stakeholders.

With an overarching theme, “Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind,” the Congress will be a truly global event bringing together all stakeholders at the highest level to address and ensure that geospatial information has its widest and fullest utility in service of sustainable social, economic and environmental development. Welcome to official website of 2nd United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (2nd UNWGIC)

Theme

“Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind”

The Second UNWGIC Congress will focus on the theme “Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind.” It will reflect the importance of integrated geospatial information to support sustainable development and the well-being of society, address environmental and climate challenges, embrace digital transformation and technological development, and catalyze a vibrant economy.

The Congress will address the development and strengthening of integrated geospatial information management, its capacities and capabilities. And demonstrates the importance of international cooperation and coordination for building a human data and geography community, against the three pillars of sustainable development, for a shared future and a better world, leaving no one behind within an inclusive and equitable global society.

A CORDIAL INVITATION

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC 2022) that will take place at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 10-14 October 2022. While the actual UNWGIC 2022 program covers three days (11-13 October), the overall event will be week-long (10-14 October). It will include global and regional meetings, workshops and learning events, expert meetings, and side events. On behalf of the United Nations Secretariat for Global Geospatial Information Management, we welcome our entire global geospatial community and relevant stakeholders to Hyderabad, India, for the UNWGIC from 10-14 October 2022.

The UNWGIC 2022 will promote comprehensive dialogue on global geospatial information management with all relevant governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the private sector engaging the younger and the under-represented with an overarching theme “Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind.” The program has developed significantly under an International Advisory Committee over the last few months. It includes a high-level Opening Ceremony, Plenary Sessions, and a comprehensive schedule of parallel sessions related to the themes of the UNWGIC. The plenary sessions will be dedicated to how geospatial information is important for: Supporting Sustainable Development and the well-being of Society, Environmental and Climate Challenges, and Embracing Digital Transformation and Technological Development. Providing high-quality and reliable geospatial information to underpin global and national policy agendas have never been more urgent than now.

The UNWGIC 2022 will be a truly global event. Together with colleagues at the Department of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology India, we look forward to your participation and hosting you in Hyderabad this October.

Stefan Schweinfest
Director, UN-GGIM Secretariat