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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History

23 Apr 1959, by resolution 715 A (XXVII) of United Nations Economic and Social Council (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 July 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 July 2018.

Aims

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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Activities

Events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; research and development; training/education; standards/guidelines.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geography
    • Geography
  • Information
    • Expertise
  • Research, Standards
    • Standards
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

E0198

Last News Received

11. Sep 2018
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