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
Search Open Yearbook
This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.
The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 72,500 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.
The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).
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.
Events49 past events available with paid subscription only.
ActivitiesAvailable with paid subscription only.
Bureau; Working Groups (8); Task Teams (2); Geographical/Linguistic Divisions (24).
LanguagesAvailable with paid subscription only.
FinanceAvailable with paid subscription only.
Relations with Inter-Governmental OrganizationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
Relations with Non-Governmental OrganizationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
PublicationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
MembersAvailable with paid subscription only.
Type I ClassificationAvailable with paid subscription only.
Type II ClassificationAvailable with paid subscription only.
Subjects *Available with paid subscription only.
UN Sustainable Development Goals **
UIA Org ID
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.
Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.
UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.
* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.