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Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

10 October 2022|Event

The importance of the 'Community'; 'Collaboration'; and 'Commitment' to the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (UN-IGIF) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, address climate-related challenges and leave no one behind were emphasized at the Congress hosted by the Government of the Republic of India in Hyderabad. The Congress program, from 11 - 13 October, had three plenary sessions with nine keynote presenters with diverse experience and perspective, and from diverse background and geography. Each addressed the principal focus of the plenary sessions - supporting sustainable development and the wellbeing of society; embracing digital transformation and technological development; environmental and climate challenges and reinforced the importance of working together. Alongside the plenary sessions were four special sessions that were essentially panels comprising predominantly panelists representing national agencies from Member States, and a further forty thematic parallel sessions. All in all there were 121 presenters. Within the Congress week, from 10 - 14 October, there were two special events with particular focus on children, youth and the under-represented. There were also eight side events and three formal meetings.