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Kunming Forum on UN-GGIM Held in China

Source:NASG    Time:2017-05-14 09:47:00
 
The Kunming Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), with the theme “Cities of the Future: Smart, Resilient and Sustainable” was convened from 10-12 May 2017 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. It was organized by the United Nations Statistics Division as the Secretariat of UN-GGIM, in collaboration with the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) of China. More than 160 experts from 30 countries met to share experiences and methodologies on a number of contemporary topics to emphasize and explore the role and contribution of geospatial information in shaping and building smart, resilient and sustainable cities of the future.
 
The Forum was opened with forward-looking statements by Dr. Liu Huiyan, Vice Governor, Government of Yunnan Province; Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations; and Mr. Kurexi Maihesuti, Vice Minister, Ministry of Land and Resources and Director-General, NASG of China. All invited officials agreed that the theme of the Kunming Forum was most appropriate and timely, providing all stakeholders a platform to address both challenges and opportunities to proactively shape cities of the future that will be smarter, more resilient and sustainable.
 
The technical thematic sessions of the Kunming Forum provided leading, innovative and encouraging ideas, and comprised topics that included: visioning the cities of the future; leveraging innovation and technology; emerging approaches and methods in data collection, mapping and modelling; integrative information systems and their growing analytical needs; geospatial information and services for disasters; cooperation and partnerships; capability and capacity development; and the geographic dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The detailed program, presentations, and summary report are available online at http://ggim.un.org/Kunming_Forum.html, and http://en.nasg.gov.cn/kunmingforum/. 

 

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