United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)
Groupe d'experts des Nations Unies sur les noms géographiques (GENUNG)
Grupo de Expertos de las Naciones Unidas en Nombres Geograficos
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23 Apr 1959, by resolution 715 A (XXVII) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, followed by resolution 1314 (XLIV) of 31 May 1968. Current name adopted 4 May 1973. Current statutes and rules of procedure adopted by ECOSOC on 12 Jul 1993. Through ECOSOC resolution 2018/2 of 10 Nov 2017, United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names (UNCSGN) and UNGEGN discontinued in their current format with mandates retained by UNGEGN. New Rules of Procedure adopted at ECOSOC plenary meeting, 24 Jul 2018.
Emphasize the importance of, and demonstrate benefits arising from, standardization of geographical names; collect results of the work of national and international bodies dealing with such standardization and disseminate these results to UN member countries; study and propose principles and means of resolving problems in the field; provide a vehicle for liaison and coordination in the field among UN member states and between them and relevant international organizations.
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