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The United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC), organized
by the United Nations through Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
with the support of the Government of China through the Ministry of Natural
Resources and the Zhejiang Provincial Government, will be convened in Deqing,
Zhejiang Province, China from 19 to 21 November 2018.
The convening of the UNWGIC arises out of the mandate from the United Nations
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to the Committee of Experts on Global
Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) – a subsidiary body of ECOSOC
– to convene global forums to promote comprehensive dialogue on global geospatial
information management with all relevant governments, non-governmental
organizations and the private sector. The objective of the UNWGIC is to provide a
convening, participatory and inclusive environment to enhance the communication,
understanding, knowledge and application of geospatial information management to
address local, regional and global challenges