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Established in July 2011, the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) draws on the national capacities and capabilities of Member States. It takes a leading role in setting the agenda for global geospatial information development and promotes the benefits of geospatial information for addressing national policy and key global challenges.

In addition to a global committee of experts, UN-GIMM is developing a regional structure. In Europe, a preparatory committee provided guidance on the process of establishing a regional committee. Articles and Rules of Procedure for UN-GGIM: Europe and reports on European issues relevant to the Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: the five to ten year vision were prepared by European UN Member States.

The report of the Preparatory Committee formed part of the business of the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) 6-8 August 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

An informal side meeting of representatives from European UN Member States was held in New York on 5th August. The record of the the meeting.

The Articles were adopted at the first plenary meeting of UN-GGIM Europe held in Chisinau, Moldova on 1st October. At this meeting a work plan was established..