United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

Established in July 2011, the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) draws on the national capacities and capabilities of Member States. It takes a leading role in setting the agenda for global geospatial information development and promotes the benefits of geospatial information for addressing national policy and key global challenges.

UN-GGIM: Europe is a regional committee of the United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).


It was formally established on 1 October 2014 when the European UN Member States assumed full responsibility for its operations and adopted a work plan. An executive committee led by Bengt Kjellson from Sweden oversees its activities and reports regularly to the UN-GGIM global Committee of Experts. Attendance at UN-GGIM: Europe meetings is by invitation only. For more information, please contact Carol Agius from the Secretariat, EuroGeographics.