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2nd UN World Geospatial International Congress

2nd UN World Geospatial International Congress:

PM Narendra Modi recently addressed 2nd UN World Geospatial International Congress. It is being held in Hyderabad.

  • The goal of this year’s UNWGIC is to promote a broad dialogue on global geospatial information management with all relevant governments, non-governmental organisations, academia, and the private sector.
  • Theme: The theme of UNWGIC 2022 is ‘Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind’.
  • It was hosted by the ministry of science and technology of the government of India.

United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC):

  • The United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) convened the conference on UNWGIC 2022 and was organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  • It is conducted every four years with the objectives of enhancing international collaboration among the Member States and relevant stakeholders in Geospatial information management and capacities.
  • The first UNWGIC was organized by China in October 2018